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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 Spanish mismo, Portuguese mesmo and Italian medesimo.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

même

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

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