same, selfsame, very, identical, equivalent, equal mean not different or not differing from one another. same may imply and selfsame always implies that the things under consideration are one thing and not two or more things.
took the same route
derived from the selfsame source very, like selfsame, may imply identity, or, like same may imply likeness in kind.
the very point I was trying to make identical may imply selfsameness or suggest absolute agreement in all details.
identical resultsequivalent implies amounting to the same thing in worth or significance.
two houses equivalent in market value equal implies being identical in value, magnitude, or some specified quality.
equal shares in the business