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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch tsamen, a contraction of earlier tesamen, from te samen. Although not clear from the spelling, the ⟨s⟩ in the Middle Dutch word was pronounced as voiced /z/. That is, (te)samen was pronounced /(tə)zaːmən/, like the modern descendant tezamen and the related words gezamenlijk and verzamelen. The contracted form tsamen, however, had a voiceless /s/ because it was assimilated to the preceding /t/, creating an affricate. This affricate /ts/ was later simplified to /s/.

Middle Dutch samen derives from Old Dutch saman, from Proto-Germanic *samana (together), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (one, together). Compare also sommige and soms, from the zero grade of the same Indo-European root.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaː.mə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: sa‧men
  • Rhymes: -aːmən

AdverbEdit

samen

  1. together

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: saam

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

samen

  1. Alternative form of samoun

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

samen m

  1. definite singular of same

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

samen m

  1. definite singular of same

Old EnglishEdit

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

samen

  1. definite singular of same