InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish mismo, French même, Galician mesmo, Italian medesimo, Portuguese mesmo. From Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Classical Latin -met + ipse + -issimus.

AdjectiveEdit

mesme

  1. same
  2. self

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mesme.

AdjectiveEdit

mesme m or f (plural mesmes)

  1. (the) same

AdverbEdit

mesme

  1. even
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      Et de ces viles ames de bouffons il s'en est trouvé qui n'ont voulu abandonner leur gaudisserie en la mort mesme
      And of these vile idiots there are even some who didn't want to give up their luxuries, even for death

DescendantsEdit

  • French: même (see there for further descendants)

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • même (Jersey, continental Normandy)

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

mesme m or f

  1. (Guernsey) same

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

mesme m (oblique and nominative feminine singular mesme)

  1. (the) same
  2. used for emphasis
    toi mesme
    you

DescendantsEdit