mesmo

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo

  1. neuter singular of mesmu

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mesmo, meesmo, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met (emphatic suffix) + ipse (himself) + -issimus (superlative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo m (feminine singular mesma, masculine plural mesmos, feminine plural mesmas)

  1. same
  2. self

Adverb[edit]

mesmo

  1. even
    • 1955, Alfonso Gayoso, Os fidalgos de Rante. Buenos Aires: Edicións Miño, page 47:
      Mesmo pareces unha meixengra en día de choiva.
      You even look as a titmouse in a rainy day
  2. precisely as stated

Conjunction[edit]

mesmo

  1. although

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mesmo, meesmo, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met (emphatic suffix) + ipse (himself) + -issimus (superlative suffix). Compare with Spanish mismo, French même.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mesmo m (uncountable)

  1. The same thing
    O mesmo ocorreu hoje.
    The same thing happened today.

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo m (feminine singular mesma, masculine plural mesmos, feminine plural mesmas, comparable)

  1. same (not different; not another)
    Vi a mesma árvore novamente.
    I saw the same tree again.
  2. same (similar; alike; analogous)
    Tens os mesmos olhos que eu.
    You have the same eyes as I do.
    Synonym: igual
  3. used as an intensifier
    O cidadão mesmo que o prendeu.
    The citizen himself arrested him.
    Eu mesmo fiz o bolo.
    I baked the cake myself.
    O que eu vi é esse mesmo.
    The one I saw is this one indeed.
    Synonym: próprio (after nouns)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mesmo (not comparable)

  1. really; actually; in fact
    O que quero mesmo é tomar um banho.
    What I want really is to have a shower.
    É mesmo rara esta ave?
    Is this bird really rare?
    Mesmo?
    Really?
    Synonyms: de fato, na realidade, realmente, verdadeiramente
  2. even (implying an extreme example in the case mentioned)
    Mesmo as menores aranhas podem matar.
    Even the smallest spiders can kill.
    Synonyms: até, até mesmo
  3. (following an adverb denoting time) intensifies the fact that an act occurred, occurs or will occur during that time; right; precisely
    Amanhã mesmo enviar-lhe-ei o documento.
    I will send him the document precisely tomorrow.
    Farei agora mesmo.
    I will do it right now.
  4. (following an adverb denoting a location) emphasises the preciseness of a location; right
    Ocorreu aqui mesmo.
    It happened right here.
  5. (sentence-final) again (used to ask for forgotten information)
    Como era seu nome mesmo?
    What was your name again?

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

mesmo

  1. though; although (despite the fact that); despite being
    Mesmo sendo cedo, irei para casa.
    Although it is early, I will go home.
    Mesmo pobre, sempre conseguiu alimentar seus filhos.
    Despite being poor, he was always able to feed his children.
    Synonyms: embora, apesar de

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Descendants[edit]

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo (feminine singular mesma, masculine plural mesmos, feminine plural mesmas)

  1. Obsolete form of mismo.