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See also: sum and šum

Old English[edit]


Proto-Germanic *-samaz (same as). Akin to Old Frisian -sum, Old High German -sam, Old Norse -samr, Gothic -sams, -sama ("same as"), Old English sam (whether", "or), Old English sama (same).



  1. characterized by some specific condition or quality; same as
    angsum (difficult, constricted)
    āþrotsum (irksome)
    gecwēmsum (pleasing, pleasant)
  2. having or exemplifying
    wynsum (joyful, winsome)