See also: sum, súm, and šum

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-sum m

  1. accusative singular of -sus

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-samaz (same as). Akin to Old Frisian -sum, Old High German -sam, Old Norse -samr, Gothic -𐍃𐌰𐌼𐍃 (-sams), -𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (-sama, same as), Old English sam (whether, or), Old English same (same).

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-sum

  1. characterized by some specific condition or quality; same as
    angsumdifficult, constricted
    ,
    āþrotsumirksome
    ,
    ġecwēmsumpleasing, pleasant
  2. having or exemplifying
    wynsumjoyful, winsome

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  • Middle English: -sum, -som, -some