samen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Adverb[edit]

samen

  1. together

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Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

samen

  1. Definite singular of same

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

samen

  1. definite singular of same