EstonianEdit

VerbEdit

saime

  1. First-person plural past form of saama.

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *káimas, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (village, home), *tḱóymos (settlement, dwelling), from o-grade form of *tḱey- (to settle, dwell) +‎ *-mos (action/result noun forming suffix).[1]

See also Sanskrit क्षेम (kṣéma, basis, foundation; residing, resting, abiding at ease), Lithuanian kaimas (village, countryside), English home.

NounEdit

saime f (5th declension)

  1. family
  2. household
  3. servants
  4. domestics

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “koymo”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From saim / saïm / sain, from Latin sagīna.

NounEdit

saime f (oblique plural saimes, nominative singular saime, nominative plural saimes)

  1. fat, cream