pronoun Date: before 12th century archaic yourself — used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and sometimes by Friends especially among themselves

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  • Thyself — Thy*self , pron. An emphasized form of the personal pronoun of the second person; used as a subject commonly with thou; as, thou thyself shalt go; that is, thou shalt go, and no other. It is sometimes used, especially in the predicate, without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thyself — M.E. þi self, from O.E. þe self; see THY (Cf. thy) + SELF (Cf. self). One word from 16c …   Etymology dictionary

  • thyself — [thī self′] pron. [ME thi self, superseding earlier the self, lit., thee self < OE the self; in ME, self, orig. adj., was regarded as n.] reflexive or intensive form of THOU1: a var. of yourself …   English World dictionary

  • thyself — [[t]ðaɪse̱lf[/t]] PRON REFL Thyself is an old fashioned, poetic, or religious word for yourself when you are talking to only one person. Love thy neighbour as thyself …   English dictionary

  • thyself — see know thyself physician, heal thyself …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • thyself — pronoun yourself (as the object of a verb or preposition or as an intensifier) Thou hast only thyself to blame …   Wiktionary

  • thyself — /dhuy self /, pron. 1. an emphatic appositive to thou or thee. 2. a substitute for reflexive thee. [bef. 900; ME thi self (see THY, SELF (n.)); r. OE the self (see THEE, SELF ( …   Universalium

  • thyself — thy|self [ðaıˈself] pron old use yourself …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thyself — thy|self [ ðaı self ] pronoun an old word meaning yourself that was used for talking or writing to one person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thyself — thy·self || ðaɪ self pron. you, yourself …   English contemporary dictionary

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