same


same
same perhaps abstracted from O.E. swa same "the same as," but more likely from O.N. same, samr "same," both from P.Gmc. *samon (Cf. O.S., O.H.G., Goth. sama, O.H.G. samant, Ger. samt "together, with," Goth. samana "together," Du. zamelen "to collect," Ger. zusammen "together"), from PIE *samos "same," from root *sem- "one, together" (Cf. Skt. samah "even, level, similar, identical;" Avestan hama "similar, the same;" Gk. hama "together with, at the same time," homos "one and the same," homios "like, resembling," homalos "even;" L. similis "like;" O.Ir. samail "likeness;" O.C.S. samu "himself"). O.E. had lost the pure form of the word; the modern word replaced synonymous ILK (Cf. ilk) (q.v.). Colloquial phrase same here as an exclamation of agreement is from 1895. Same difference curious way to say "equal," is attested from 1945.

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