-some
-some -some (-s[u^]m). [AS. -sum; akin to G. & OHG. -sam, Icel. samr, Goth. lustusams longed for. See {Same}, a., and cf. {Some}, a.] An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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