mesme

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesme

  1. same
  2. self

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French mesme

Adjective[edit]

mesme m, f ‎(plural mesmes)

  1. (the) same

Adverb[edit]

mesme

  1. even
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      Et de ces viles ames de bouffons il s'en est trouvé qui n'ont voulu abandonner leur gaudisserie en la mort mesme
      And of these vile idiots there are even some who didn't want to give up their luxuries, even for death

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • même (Jersey, continental Normandy)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French meïsme, mesme, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met ‎(intensifier) + ipse ‎(him/her/itself) + -issimus ‎(superlative ending).

Adjective[edit]

mesme m, f

  1. (Guernsey) same

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplification of early Old French meïsme < Vulgar Latin *metipsimus.

Adjective[edit]

mesme m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular mesme)

  1. (the) same
  2. used for emphasis
    toi mesme
    you

Descendants[edit]

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