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See also: Samo, Samó, Sâmo, and samo-



sama +‎ -o


samo (uncountable, accusative samon)

  1. same; the same thing




  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐍉

Old High German[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *sēmô, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥. Cognate to Latin sēmen.


sāmo m

  1. seed




samo m (plural samos)

  1. sapwood (soft, newer wood just under the bark)




  1. Eye dialect spelling of somos.



From sȃm.


  • IPA(key): /sâmo/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧mo


sȁmo (Cyrillic spelling са̏мо)

  1. (denoting exclusivity) only, not more than, nothing else
    samo razgovarajuthey are just talking
    ona samo učishe does nothing but study
    ne samo da je l(ij)epa, nego je i pametnashe's not only pretty, but she is also smart
    samo jedanonly one
  2. connecting previously spoken text with what follows
    samo, ipak sam zabrinutit's just that, I'm a bit concerned
  3. just
    samo korak do propastijust a step away from disaster
    čekaj samojust wait
    zašto li je samo nazvao?just why did he call (her)?
  4. simply, uninterruptedly, out of its own
    s krova se samo cijediit's simply trickling from the roof
  5. merely, solely
    ulaznica stoji samo pet kunathe ticket costs merely five kunas
  6. (denoting encouragement) just
    nastavite samo tako!just keeping doing it like that!
  7. (often ironically) just
    samo reci, pa ćeš vidjetijust say it, and you'll see
  8. (to emphasize a prohibition, or something which the interlocutor doesn't want to hear)
    nemoj mi samo reći da sve to nisi prije znaodon't just tell me you didn't knew about it beforehand
  9. (to emphasize wonderment) how on earth, how the hell
    kako ti samo pada na pamet tako štohow on earth did that occurred to you
  10. (denoting a desire) just
    kad bi samo došao!if only you came!
  11. (denoting a condition to execute or allow an action) just
    igraj se, samo me pusti na miru!keep playing, just live me alone!
  12. (to emphasize wonderment in interrogative clauses) how on earth, just how
    kako je samo saznao?how on earth did he find out?
  13. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    (e) da je samo...if only
    da samo znaš (čuješ, vidiš)if only you knew (heard, saw)
    samo malojust a little
    samo nam je to trebalothat is all we needed


sȁmo (Cyrillic spelling са̏мо)

  1. (denoting opposition or exclusion) just, but, only
    što volovi muču, samo nek kola ne škripe(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    dat ću/daću vam sve, samo bez svađe!I'll will get you everything, just don't get into a fight about it!
    ova haljina je l(ij)epa, samo je skupathis dress is very nice, but it's too expensive
  2. (denoting limited intention) only to, merely to
    govorim samo da govorim(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (denoting an assumption of opposite outcome) if only
    ti učiš, samo da ne bude uzaludyou're studying, if only it were not in vain
  4. idiomatic and figurative meanings
    nije samo(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    nije to samo tako/ne može to samo tako(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    samo što(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    samo što ne(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    samo što nisam/samo što nije(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Related terms[edit]


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  1. supplication; earnest request or petition