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-some1

Syllabification: -some

suffix

[forming adjectives meaning:]
2Characterized by being: wholesome
2.1Apt to: tiresome

Origin

Old English -sum.

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Syllabification: -some

suffix

(Forming nouns) denoting a group of a specified number: foursome

Origin

Old English sum 'some'.

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-some3

Syllabification: -some

combiningForm

Denoting a portion of a body, especially a particle of a cell: chromosome

Origin

from Greek sōma 'body'.

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