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See also: Appendix:Variations of "sam"
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.
- Used to form an adjective or an adverb usually from a verb or also from an adjective. It resembles the meaning.
- Used to form an adjective from a verb. It denotes, that it gives the possibility to do the meaning with it.
- Used to form an an adjective or an adverb from a noun. It resembles the meaning strongly.
This suffix is non-productive.
- -some; creating adjectives, mostly out of nouns