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See also: meme, Meme, mémé, mème, mëmë, and me'me'

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French mesme, from Old French mesme, earlier meïsme, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met + ipse + -issimus. Cognates include Bourguignon moîme, 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
  • Homophones: mème, mèmes, mêmes

AdverbEdit

même

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

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

même (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

  • 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

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French meïsme, mesme, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met (intensifier) + ipse (him/her/itself) + -issimus (superlative ending).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

même m, f

  1. (Jersey, France) same