Sami

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See also: sami, samí, sámi, sâmi, sāmī, sa'mi, and sami-

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Northern Sami Sámi[1], from one of the Sami languages, of uncertain origin/meaning, but possibly related to Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (land).[2] More at Sápmi and Sami.

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Sami (plural Sami or Samis)

  1. A member of an indigenous Finno-Ugric people of Lapland.
    Synonyms: Lapp, Laplander
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Sami (plural Samis)

  1. The Sami people, collectively.
  2. (countable) Any of the languages of the Sami people.
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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).

Proper noun[edit]

Sami

  1. A male given name from Arabic.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Samantha.

Proper noun[edit]

Sami (plural Samis)

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Samantha.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ www.sgr.fi/ct/ct51.html

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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/, [ˈs̠ɑmi]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmi
  • Syllabification: Sa‧mi

Proper noun[edit]

Sami

  1. A male given name.
    • 2014 Antti Holma, Järjestäjä, Otava, →ISBN, 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.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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 Samille Sameille
essive Samina Sameina
translative Samiksi Sameiksi
instructive Samein
abessive Samitta Sameitta
comitative Sameineen
Possessive forms of Sami (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Samini Samimme
2nd person Samisi Saminne
3rd person Saminsa

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