mesme

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mismo, French même, Galician mesmo, Italian medesimo, Portuguese mesmo. From Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Classical Latin -met + ipse + -issimus.

Adjective[edit]

mesme

  1. same
  2. self

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mesme.

Adjective[edit]

mesme m or 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]

  • French: même (see there for further descendants)

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 or f

  1. (Guernsey) same

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

mesme m (oblique and nominative feminine singular mesme)

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

Descendants[edit]