• Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.
  • Lacking variety from; indistinguishable.
  • Similar, alike.
  • Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.
  • A reply of confirmation of identity.



  • The identical thing, ditto.
  • Something similar, something of the identical type.
  • It or them, without a connotation of similarity.
  • It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.


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  • From , from and/or , sama in the phrase swā same (swā), both from , from . 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, a weak adjectival form, Ancient Greek ὁμός ("same"), Old Irish som, Russian са́мый, Sanskrit सम, Persian هم ("also, same").
  • 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").

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