It obtains its name from a little rivulet, the somer, which partly embraces the village.
Whan e wode wexe redy of rosene floures in e first somer sesoun oru e bree of e wynde Zephirus at wexe 996 warme.
Anthony Askam says, yf a Hare eate of this herbe in somer, when he is mad, he shal be hole.
About the year 1600, "some strollers," as they are called in somer's Tracts, were playing late at night at Piran.
Previously to his arrest he had been living in retirement at lodgings, in somer's Town, with a poor girl whom he had seduced.
Some day, maybe, your mind'll take in somer the things you're missin' now, and maybe it never will.
Whan e wode wexe redy of rosene floures in e first somer sesoun oru e bree of e wynde Zephirus at wexe warme.
In Scotland, that somer, was nothing but myrth; for all yead with the preastis eavin at thare awin pleasur.
Art ou distingwed and embelised by e spryngyng floures of e first somer sesoun.
On somer's side was turtle, on the shingle lying thick, Which somers couldn't eat, because it always made him sick.
Old English sum "some, a, a certain one, something, a certain quantity; a certain number;" with numerals "out of" (e.g. sum feowra "one of four"); from Proto-Germanic *suma- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German sum, Old Norse sumr, Gothic sums), from PIE *smm-o-, suffixed form of root *sem- (1) "one," also "as one" (adv.), "together with" (see same). For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come.
The word has had greater currency in English than in the other Teutonic languages, in some of which it is now restricted to dialect use, or represented only by derivatives or compounds .... [OED]As a pronoun from c.1100; as an adverb from late 13c. Meaning "remarkable" is attested from 1808, American English colloquial. A possessive form is attested from 1560s, but always was rare. Many combination forms (somewhat, sometime, somewhere) were in Middle English but often written as two words till 17-19c. Somewhen is rare and since 19c. used almost exclusively in combination with the more common compounds; somewho "someone" is attested from late 14c. but did not endure. Scott (1816) has somegate "somewhere, in some way, somehow," and somekins "some kind of a" is recorded from c.1200. Get some "have sexual intercourse" is attested 1899 in a quote attributed to Abe Lincoln from c.1840.
Very good; very effective; real • Often used ironically: In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some neck! Some chicken! (1808+)