medesimo

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from a previous form *metipsissīmus, 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/, [meˈd̪eːz̪imo]
  • Hyphenation: me‧dé‧si‧mo

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. same, identical, equal
  2. very

Synonyms[edit]

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 88-15-08638-2, page 138