-sam

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German -sam, from Old High German samo (the same) and also sama (similary). From Proto-Germanic *samaz, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós. Cognate with English -some and Dutch -zaam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sam

  1. Used to form an adjective or an adverb usually from a verb or also from an adjective. It resembles the meaning.
  2. Used to form an adjective from a verb. It denotes, that it gives the possibility to do the meaning with it.
  3. Used to form an an adjective or an adverb from a noun. It resembles the meaning strongly.

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Usage notes[edit]

This suffix is non-productive.


Swedish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sam

  1. -some; creating adjectives, mostly out of nouns

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