Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Sample comes from an English surname, originating as an Anglo-Norman locational name for someone who came from an of various places in Normandy called St. Paulnamed for the churches dedicated to Saint Paul, which means “small, humble”.

Sample is also an English word referring to a small part or quantity used to determine the entire quality of a whole. It comes from Old French essample (example) via Latin exemplum (sample; example) deriving from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



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