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Webster 1913 Edition


-some

-some

(-sōm)
.
A combining form or suffix from Gr.
σῶμα
(gen.
σώματος
) the body;
as in mero
some
, a body segment; cephalo
some
, etc.

-some

(-sŭm)
.
[AS.
-sum
; akin to G. & OHG.
-sam
, Icel.
samr
, Goth. lustu
sams
longed for. See
Same
,
Adj.
, and cf.
Some
,
Adj.
]
An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.

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English

Suffix

-some

  1. characterized by some specific condition or quality
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Etymology 2

Middle English from a specialized note of Old English sum (some, one) coming after a genitive plural (e.g. hē wæs fēowertiga sum --"he was one of forty", literally "he was forties' some[one]"; sixa sum --"one of six, sixsome").

Suffix

-some

  1. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma, body).

Suffix

-some

  1. a body

Derived terms

Related terms

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Etymology 4

From previous sense “body” (from Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma, body)), by analogy with chromosome.

Suffix

-some

  1. a chromosome

Derived terms