mesmo

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo

  1. neuter singular of mesmu

Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. same
  2. self

Pronoun[edit]

mesmo

  1. same

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 usage examples 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.
  3. used as an intensifier
    1. (following personal) self (as in himself, myself, etc.)
      O cidadão mesmo que o prendeu.
      The citizen himself arrested him.
      Eu mesmo fiz o bolo.
      I baked the cake myself.
    2. (following nouns and demonstrative pronouns) indeed, really
      O que eu vi é esse mesmo.
      The one I saw is this one indeed.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Synonyms[edit]

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?
  2. even (implying an extreme example in the case mentioned)
    Mesmo as menores aranhas podem matar.
    Even the smallest spiders can kill.
  3. (following an adverb denoting time) intensifies the fact that an act occurred, occurs or will occur during that time
    Amanhã mesmo enviar-lhe-ei o documento.
    I will send him the document precisely tomorrow.
    Farei agora mesmo.
    I will do it right now.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Synonyms[edit]

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.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:mesmo.

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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  • Korlai Creole Portuguese: medz
  • Malaccan Creole Portuguese: mesu
  • Principense: mesu
  • Sãotomense: me
  • Papiamentu: mes

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. same; identical; one and the same (obsolete, now mismo)