comme

Contents

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • c. abbreviation

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French comme, from Old French cum, com, conme, from Vulgar Latin *quomo, from Latin quōmodo.[1] Later the conjunction et was added to com, resulting in comme.[2] Cognate to Italian come. See also Spanish como and Catalan com.

ConjunctionEdit

comme

  1. as
    Je travaille comme artiste
    I work as an artist
  2. like
    J'agis comme il faut
    I act like I must
  3. how
    Comme tu es belle ce soir !
    How beautiful you are tonight!

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “comme”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse
  2. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009), “muid I 4”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cum, com.

PrepositionEdit

comme

  1. like (resembling, in a manner such as)
    • 1609, André Rivet, Sommaire et abrégé des controverses de notre temps touchant la religion, page 208
      L'Eglise est comme un grand fleuve
      The church is like a large river

DescendantsEdit


NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cum, com, from Vulgar Latin *quōmo, from Latin quōmodo.

ConjunctionEdit

comme

  1. (Guernsey) like
  2. (Guernsey) as
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