From Middle English some, sum, from Old English sum ("some, a certain one"), from Proto-Germanic *sumaz ("some, a certain one"), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- ("one, whole"). Cognate Scots sum, some, North Frisian som, sam, säm, West Frisian sommige, somlike, Low German somige ("some"), Dutch sommige ("some"), German dialectal summige, Danish somme ("some"), Swedish somlig ("some"), Norwegian sum, som, Icelandic sumur ("some"), Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌼𐍃 ("one, someone"). More at same.
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