same

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See also: Same, samé, samë, and SAME

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English same, from Old Norse samr (same) and/or Old English same, sama (same) in the phrase swā same (swā) (in like manner, in the same way (as)), both from Proto-Germanic *samaz (same), from Proto-Indo-European *somHós (same).

Cognate with Scots samin (same, like, together), Dutch samen (together), Danish samme (same), Swedish samma (same), Norwegian Bokmål samme (same), Norwegian Nynorsk same (same), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (sama), a weak adjectival form, Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, same), Old Irish som, Russian са́мый (sámyj), Sanskrit सम (samá), Persian هم(ham, also, same).

Adjective[edit]

same (not comparable)

  1. Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.
    I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.
    Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.
    Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.
  2. Lacking variety from; indistinguishable.
  3. Similar, alike.
    You have the same hair I do!
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], “A Court Ball”, in The Squire’s Daughter, New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, published 1919, OCLC 491297620, page 9:
      They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
      She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
  4. Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.
    Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.
    We were all going in the same direction.
  5. A reply of confirmation of identity.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This adjective is usually used after the (except after demonstratives, for example "this same girl"), in which case the actually belongs to the following noun. This can make it difficult to distinguish between this adjective and the same word used without an adjacent noun, in other words as an adverb or pronoun, usually as part of the same.
Synonyms[edit]
identical
similar
Antonyms[edit]
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Translations[edit]
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Adverb[edit]

the same (not comparable)

  1. (used with the) The same way; in the same manner; to the same extent, equally.
    A mother loves all her children the same.
    My hometown looked much the same as when I'd left 10 years ago.
    It took all night to find our hotel room, as we forgot our room number and each door looked the same.

Pronoun[edit]

same

  1. The identical thing, ditto.
    The same can be said of him.
    It's the same everywhere.
  2. Something similar, something of the identical type.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
    She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.   You two are just the same.
  3. (formal, often law) It or them, without a connotation of similarity.
    The question is his credibility or lack of same.
    Light valve suspensions and films containing UV absorbers and light valves containing the same (US Patent 5,467,217)
    Methods of selectively distributing data in a computer network and systems using the same (US Patent 7,191,208)
  4. (India, common) It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.
    My picture/photography blog...kindly give me your reviews on the same.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This word is commonly used as the same.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.

Interjection[edit]

same

  1. (Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English same, samme, samen, (also ysame, isame), from Old English samen (together), from Proto-Germanic *samanai (together), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (one, together). Cognate with Scots samin (together), Dutch samen (together), German zusammen (together), Swedish samman (together), Icelandic saman (together).

Adverb[edit]

same (comparative more same, superlative most same)

  1. (obsolete or UK dialectal) Together.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

same

  1. equally

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

same (plural sames)

  1. Sami

Noun[edit]

same m or f (plural sames)

  1. Sami

same m (uncountable)

  1. Sami

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Hadza[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

same

  1. (transitive) to eat

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

same

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さめ

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

same

  1. Alternative form of seym

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

same m (definite singular samen, indefinite plural samer, definite plural samene)

  1. Sami; member of the Sami people

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Northern Sami sápmi.

Noun[edit]

same m (definite singular samen, indefinite plural samar, definite plural samane)

  1. Sami; member of the Sami people
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse sami. Akin to English same.

Determiner[edit]

same

  1. same
    Eg er framleis den same.
    I am still the same.
  2. no matter
    Det er det same for meg.
    It does not matter to me.
    Same kva som skjer []
    No matter what happens []
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Old Prussian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm (land, earth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

same

  1. earth (element)
  2. earth, ground

Quotations[edit]

  • Elbing German-Prussian Vocabulary
    ERde   Same

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

same

  1. vocative singular of samā

Adjective[edit]

same

  1. masculine/neuter locative singular of sama
  2. masculine accusative plural of sama
  3. feminine vocative singular of sama

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

same

  1. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sam

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Northern Sami Sámi[1], from one of the Sami languages, of uncertain origin/meaning, but possibly related to Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (land).[2] More at Sápmi and Sami.

Noun[edit]

same c

  1. Sami; person of the Sami people

Declension[edit]

Declension of same 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative same samen samer samerna
Genitive sames samens samers samernas

Synonyms[edit]

  • lapp (now often derogatory)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ https://www.sgr.fi/ct/ct51.html

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

same

  1. the tree Trema amboinensis

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh