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Etymology 1

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From Middle English same, from Old Norse samr (same) and/or Old English same, sama (same) in the phrase swā same (swā) (in like manner, in the same way (as)), both from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same), from Proto-Indo-European *somHós (same). Doublet of -some.

Cognate with Scots samin (same, like, together), Dutch samen (together), Danish samme (same), Swedish samma (same), Norwegian Bokmål samme (same), Norwegian Nynorsk same (same), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (sama), a weak adjectival form, Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, same), Old Irish som, Russian са́мый (sámyj), Sanskrit सम (samá), Persian هم (ham, also, same), Finnish sama (same), Estonian sama (same).

Adjective

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same (not comparable)

  1. Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.
    I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.
    Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.
    Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.
  2. Lacking variety from; indistinguishable.
  3. Similar, alike.
    You have the same hair I do!
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], “A Court Ball”, in The Squire’s Daughter, New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, published 1919, →OCLC, page 9:
      They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
      She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
  4. Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.
    Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.
    We were all going in the same direction.
  5. A reply of confirmation of identity.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene iii]:
      King Lear: This is a dull sight. Are you not Kent?
      Kent: The same.
    • 1994, Clerks:
      Dante: Whose house was it?
      Blue-Collar Man: Dominick Bambino's.
      Randal: "Babyface" Bambino? The gangster?
      Blue-Collar Man: The same. [1]
Usage notes
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  • This adjective is usually used after the (except after demonstratives, for example "this same girl"), in which case the actually belongs to the following noun. This can make it difficult to distinguish between this adjective and the same word used without an adjacent noun, in other words as an adverb or pronoun, usually as part of the same.
Synonyms
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identical
similar
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Adverb

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the same (not comparable)

  1. (used with the) The same way; in the same manner; to the same extent, equally.
    A mother loves all her children the same.
    My hometown looked much the same as when I'd left 10 years ago.
    It took all night to find our hotel room, as we forgot our room number and each door looked the same.
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Pronoun

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same

  1. The identical thing, ditto.
    The same can be said of him.
    It's the same everywhere.
  2. Something similar, something of the identical type.
    She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.   You two are just the same.
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter V, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
  3. (formal, often law) It or them, without a connotation of similarity.
    The question is his credibility or lack of same.
    Light valve suspensions and films containing UV absorbers and light valves containing the same (title of US Patent 5,467,217)
    Methods of selectively distributing data in a computer network and systems using the same (title of US Patent 7,191,208)
  4. (India, common) It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.
    My picture/photography blog...kindly give me your reviews on the same.
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  • This word is commonly used as the same.
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Interjection

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same

  1. (Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.
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Etymology 2

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From Middle English same, samme, samen, (also ysame, isame), from Old English samen (together), from Proto-Germanic *samanai (together), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (one, together). Cognate with Scots samin (together), Dutch samen (together), German zusammen (together), Swedish samman (together), Icelandic saman (together).

Adverb

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same (comparative more same, superlative most same)

  1. (obsolete or UK dialectal) Together.

Further reading

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Anagrams

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Esperanto

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Pronunciation

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Adverb

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same

  1. equally

Finnish

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Etymology

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samea +‎ -e

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑmeˣ/, [ˈs̠ɑ̝me̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑme
  • Syllabification(key): sa‧me

Noun

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same (rare)

  1. cloudy liquid or fluid; fluid that has become cloudy due to its temperature being below the cloud point

Declension

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Inflection of same (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative same sameet
genitive sameen sameiden
sameitten
partitive sametta sameita
illative sameeseen sameisiin
sameihin
singular plural
nominative same sameet
accusative nom. same sameet
gen. sameen
genitive sameen sameiden
sameitten
partitive sametta sameita
inessive sameessa sameissa
elative sameesta sameista
illative sameeseen sameisiin
sameihin
adessive sameella sameilla
ablative sameelta sameilta
allative sameelle sameille
essive sameena sameina
translative sameeksi sameiksi
abessive sameetta sameitta
instructive samein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of same (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative sameeni sameeni
accusative nom. sameeni sameeni
gen. sameeni
genitive sameeni sameideni
sameitteni
partitive samettani sameitani
inessive sameessani sameissani
elative sameestani sameistani
illative sameeseeni sameisiini
sameihini
adessive sameellani sameillani
ablative sameeltani sameiltani
allative sameelleni sameilleni
essive sameenani sameinani
translative sameekseni sameikseni
abessive sameettani sameittani
instructive
comitative sameineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative sameesi sameesi
accusative nom. sameesi sameesi
gen. sameesi
genitive sameesi sameidesi
sameittesi
partitive samettasi sameitasi
inessive sameessasi sameissasi
elative sameestasi sameistasi
illative sameeseesi sameisiisi
sameihisi
adessive sameellasi sameillasi
ablative sameeltasi sameiltasi
allative sameellesi sameillesi
essive sameenasi sameinasi
translative sameeksesi sameiksesi
abessive sameettasi sameittasi
instructive
comitative sameinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative sameemme sameemme
accusative nom. sameemme sameemme
gen. sameemme
genitive sameemme sameidemme
sameittemme
partitive samettamme sameitamme
inessive sameessamme sameissamme
elative sameestamme sameistamme
illative sameeseemme sameisiimme
sameihimme
adessive sameellamme sameillamme
ablative sameeltamme sameiltamme
allative sameellemme sameillemme
essive sameenamme sameinamme
translative sameeksemme sameiksemme
abessive sameettamme sameittamme
instructive
comitative sameinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative sameenne sameenne
accusative nom. sameenne sameenne
gen. sameenne
genitive sameenne sameidenne
sameittenne
partitive samettanne sameitanne
inessive sameessanne sameissanne
elative sameestanne sameistanne
illative sameeseenne sameisiinne
sameihinne
adessive sameellanne sameillanne
ablative sameeltanne sameiltanne
allative sameellenne sameillenne
essive sameenanne sameinanne
translative sameeksenne sameiksenne
abessive sameettanne sameittanne
instructive
comitative sameinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative sameensa sameensa
accusative nom. sameensa sameensa
gen. sameensa
genitive sameensa sameidensa
sameittensa
partitive samettaan
samettansa
sameitaan
sameitansa
inessive sameessaan
sameessansa
sameissaan
sameissansa
elative sameestaan
sameestansa
sameistaan
sameistansa
illative sameeseensa sameisiinsa
sameihinsa
adessive sameellaan
sameellansa
sameillaan
sameillansa
ablative sameeltaan
sameeltansa
sameiltaan
sameiltansa
allative sameelleen
sameellensa
sameilleen
sameillensa
essive sameenaan
sameenansa
sameinaan
sameinansa
translative sameekseen
sameeksensa
sameikseen
sameiksensa
abessive sameettaan
sameettansa
sameittaan
sameittansa
instructive
comitative sameineen
sameinensa

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Adjective

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same (plural sames)

  1. Sami

Noun

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same m or f by sense (plural sames)

  1. Sami

Noun

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same m (uncountable)

  1. Sami (language)

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Hadza

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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same

  1. (transitive) to eat
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Japanese

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Romanization

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same

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さめ

Middle English

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Noun

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same

  1. Alternative form of seym

Norwegian Bokmål

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Noun

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same m (definite singular samen, indefinite plural samer, definite plural samene)

  1. Sami; member of the Sami people

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From Northern Sami sápmi.

Noun

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same m (definite singular samen, indefinite plural samar, definite plural samane)

  1. Sami; member of the Sami people
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse sami. Akin to English same.

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Determiner

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same

  1. same
    Eg er framleis den same.
    I am still the same.
  2. no matter
    Det er det same for meg.
    It does not matter to me.
    Same kva som skjer []
    No matter what happens []
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Old Prussian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm (land, earth).

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Noun

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same

  1. earth (element)
  2. earth, ground

Quotations

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  • Elbing German-Prussian Vocabulary
    ERde   Same

Pali

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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same

  1. vocative singular of samā

Adjective

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same

  1. masculine/neuter locative singular of sama
  2. masculine accusative plural of sama
  3. feminine vocative singular of sama

Polish

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Adjective

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same

  1. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sam

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Northern Sami Sámi,[1] from one of the Sami languages, of uncertain origin/meaning, but possibly related to Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (land).[2] More at Sápmi and Sami.

Noun

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same c

  1. Sami; person of the Sami people

Declension

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Declension of same 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative same samen samer samerna
Genitive sames samens samers samernas

Synonyms

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  • lapp (now often derogatory)
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References

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ https://www.sgr.fi/ct/ct51.html

Ternate

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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same

  1. the tree Trema amboinensis

References

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  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh