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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 adjectives from verbs, nouns, and other adjectives; expressing similarity or the possession of a quality.
- Used to form adjectives from verbs; expressing the ability to undergo some action.
- The suffix is now of very limited productivity at most.
- -some; creating adjectives, mostly out of nouns