See also: some

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English -some, -som, -sum, from Old English -sum(same as; -some), from Proto-Germanic *-samaz, from Proto-Germanic *samaz(same). Akin to Old Frisian -sum(-some), Old High German -sam(-some), Old Norse -samr(-some), Gothic -𐍃𐌰𐌼𐍃(-sams), -𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰(-sama). Cognate with Albanian -shëm(-some). More at same.

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-some

  1. characterized by some specific condition or quality
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Etymology 2Edit

Middle English from a specialized note of Old English sum(some, one) coming after a genitive plural (e.g. hē wæs fēowertiga sum --"he was one of forty", literally "he was forties' some[one]"; sixa sum --"one of six, sixsome").

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-some

  1. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members
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Etymology 3Edit

From Ancient Greek σῶμα(sôma, body).

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-some

  1. a body

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Etymology 4Edit

From previous sense “body” (from Ancient Greek σῶμα(sôma, body)), by analogy with chromosome.

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-some

  1. a chromosome

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