même

See also: meme and mémé

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French mesme, from Old French mesme, earlier meïsme, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from -met + ipse + -issimus. Cognates include Spanish mismo, Portuguese mesmo and Italian medesimo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛm/
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  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /mɛ̃ːm/, [maɛ̯m]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛm
  • Homophone: mêmes

AdverbEdit

même

  1. (used before the article) even
    Même les rois doivent mourir – Even kings must die

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

même (masculine and feminine, plural mêmes)

  1. (used before the noun) same
    Je l'ai acheté le même jour – I bought it the same day
  2. (used after the noun) very
    Ah, la personne même que je voulais voir! – Ah, the very person I wanted to see!

DescendantsEdit

  • Acadian French: même
  • Antillean Creole: menm
  • Guianese Creole: menm
  • Haitian Creole: menm
  • Karipúna Creole French: mém
  • Louisiana Creole French: même, méme, mem
  • Mauritian Creole: mem
  • Seychellois Creole: menm

See alsoEdit


JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French meïsme, mesme, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met + ipse + -issimus.

AdjectiveEdit

même (epicene, plural mêmes)

  1. same
Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 02:32