tsam

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amounts to nothing but .. [RY]

about, almost; just, only, merely, approximately, about, around, at least, the size of, for so long, as large / minute as, just a little, a mere; as much as; size, as big as/ simply [RY]

1) about, like [don gnad zur bstan pa tsam gyis rtogs pa,//na tsa cung sdug tsam du song 'dug //kha dog dmar tsam 'dug //sbyong brdar ji tsam mang ba de tsam gyis goms shas che,//tsogs 'dur gzhug mkhan mi brgya tsam byung,//za che ba ri bo tsam, 'thung mang ba rgya mtso tsam]; 2) only, mere, just, approximately, about, around, at least, the size of, for so long, as large/ small as, just a little [IW]

1) approximately, about, around, at least, the size of, for so long, as large/ minute as, - ish, like, tshad 'dzin pa [zur tsam only partially,//na tsa cung sdug tsam du song 'dug //kha dog dmar tsam reddish // brgya tsam around/ about/ at least/ as many as 100,//za che ba ri bo tsam, as big as a mt]; 2) only [& excluding others], mere, just [a little] [ming tsam,//sems tsam,//khang pa tsam las sdod mkhan med,//spyi'i phan bde yid kyi yul tsam du'ang mi 'char ba] [IW]

1) approximately, about, around, at least, the size of, for so long, as large/ minute as, - ish, like, tshad 'dzin pa [R]; 2) only [& excluding others], mere[ly], just [a little], just barely [mang tsam: a little more phyed tsam: about half; slebs tsam: just barely arrived; nyo thub tsam barely able to buy: bshad tsam: just saying that] cf ji tsam, de tsam [IW]

approximately, about, around, at least, the size of,, - ish, like, tshad 'dzin pa *, only [& excluding others], mere[ly], just [a little], just barely [IW]

only, merely, about, around, or so, how much, how many, as much as, denoting comparison as to size or degree or intensity, like, as-as, so-as, so that, denoting contingency and restriction, perhaps, if need be, almost, but, all but, just about, about, approximately, "how ever much ... that much" constructions, a little, as modestly particle, barest, simply, in the very moment of, nothing but a, nearly [JV]

zla ba gcig tsam - for a month or so [RY]

tsam du (to be) mere(ly); simple/ (simply); only; even . . . ; isc. purely [RB]