medesimo

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *metesimo, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from a previous form *metipsissimus, derived from Latin -met (emphatic suffix) + ipse (himself) + -issimus (superlative suffix).[1] Cognate with French même, Spanish mismo, Portuguese mesmo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈde.zi.mo/, /meˈdɛ.zi.mo/[2]
  • Rhymes: -ezimo, -ɛzimo
  • Hyphenation: me‧dé‧si‧mo, me‧dè‧si‧mo
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Determiner[edit]

medesimo (feminine medesima, masculine plural medesimi, feminine plural medesime)

  1. same, identical, equal
  2. very

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Pronoun[edit]

medesimo m (feminine medesima)

  1. the same one

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, page 138
  2. ^ medesimo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)