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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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Examples from the web for thyself
  • Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
  • Retire within thyself, and thou will discover how small a stock is there.
  • Thou shalt not limit thyself to one medium to broadcast messages.
  • Viewpoint: physician, know thyself: the professional cultural of medicine as a framework for teaching cultural competence.
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.

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