Main meanings of -some in English

: -some1-some2-some3

-some1

Pronunciation /səm/

suffix

  • 1Forming adjectives meaning.

    1. 1.1Productive of.
      • ‘loathsome’
    2. 1.2Characterized by being.
      • ‘wholesome’

Origin

Old English -sum.

Main meanings of -some in English

: -some1-some2-some3

-some2

Pronunciation /səm/

suffix

  • (forming nouns) denoting a group of a specified number.

    • ‘foursome’

Origin

Old English sum ‘some’.

Main meanings of -some in English

: -some1-some2-some3

-some3

Pronunciation /səʊm/

suffix

  • Denoting a portion of a body, especially a particle of a cell.

    • ‘chromosome’

Origin

From Greek sōma ‘body’.