some what

somewhat

[suhm-hwuht, -hwot, -hwuht, -wuht, -wot, -wuht]
adverb
1.
in some measure or degree; to some extent: not angry, just somewhat disturbed.
noun
2.
some part, portion, amount, etc.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English; see some, what

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somewhat (ˈsʌmˌwɒt)
 
adv
(not used with a negative) rather; a bit: she found it somewhat less easy than he

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somewhat
c.1200, "a certain amount, to a certain degree," from some + what. Replaced O.E. sumdæl, sume dæle "somewhat, some portion," lit. "some deal."
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