Sami

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Sámi, from one of the Sami languages.

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Sami ‎(plural Sami or Samis)

  1. A member of an indigenous Finno-Ugric people of Lapland.
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Sami ‎(plural Samis)

  1. The Saami people, collectively.
  2. (countable) Any of the languages of the Sami.
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Sami ‎(not comparable)

  1. Relating to the Sami people of northern Scandinavia, or the Sami languages.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic سَامِيّ ‎(sāmiyy, exalted).

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Sami

  1. a male given name.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Samantha.

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Sami

  1. a diminutive of the female given name Samantha.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A diminutive of Samuel and Samuli, with formal given name status since the latter half of the 20th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑmi/
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧mi

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Sami

  1. a male given name.
    • 2014 Antti Holma, Järjestäjä, Otava, ISBN 978-951-27976-1, page 46:
      Daniel hänen nimensä oli. Tietenkin. Ei hän olisi voinut olla Jani tai Sami. Janit ovat kännykkäkaupassa töissä. Samitkin ovat kännykkäkaupassa töissä, mutta esimiesasemassa.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Sami (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Sami Samit
genitive Samin Samien
partitive Samia Sameja
illative Samiin Sameihin
singular plural
nominative Sami Samit
accusative nom.? Sami Samit
gen. Samin
genitive Samin Samien
partitive Samia Sameja
inessive Samissa Sameissa
elative Samista Sameista
illative Samiin Sameihin
adessive Samilla Sameilla
ablative Samilta Sameilta
allative Samilleˣ Sameilleˣ
essive Samina Sameina
translative Samiksi Sameiksi
instructive Samein
abessive Samitta Sameitta
comitative Sameineen

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  • Popular in Finland in the 1970s and the 1980s.

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