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[th ahy-self] /ðaɪˈsɛlf/
an emphatic appositive to thou or thee.
a substitute for reflexive thee.
Origin of thyself
before 900; Middle English thi self (see thy, self (noun)); replacing Old English thē self (see thee, self (adj.)) Unabridged
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  • The prince of Byblos sent to me, saying: Betake thyself from my harbor.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • "And therefore the worst of foemen to thyself," said Alleyne.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Go, that I may collect my thoughts, the world forget, and first of all thyself!

    Egmont Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Beware of taking to thyself a wife for the sake of her portion.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • But Fithel said, "Nay, thou art too apt to blame the pleadings of other men; plead for thyself."

  • I couldn't help it, though; Thou knows, thyself, I couldn't.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • But begin this course with thyself first of all, and diligently examine thyself concerning whatsoever thou doest.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • To thee I need no excuse if thou'lt but remember that like thyself I was not born a Muslim.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Believe me, Divine Vengeance will hereafter inflict the same Punishment on thyself.

  • Since for thyself thou dost not want her, why dost thou thwart me?

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for thyself


pronoun (archaic)
  1. the reflexive form of thou1 , thee
  2. (intensifier): thou, thyself, wouldst know
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Word Origin and History for thyself

Middle English þi-self, from Old English þe self; see thy + self. One word from 16c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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