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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Vex not thyself,” said the old dame, as she saw him struggling with his sobs.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "And therefore the worst of foemen to thyself," said Alleyne.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Beware of taking to thyself a wife for the sake of her portion.

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

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Balla-whaine would belong to thyself, sir, if every one had his rights.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • "No need to fear his knowing of this unless, thyself, thou tell him," she answered.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • 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
  • Since for thyself thou dost not want her, why dost thou thwart me?

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • "As soon as the service of Allah and thyself require," was the prompt answer.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Cease thinking of thyself, and rise up and think only of God.

    The Romance of the Soul Lilian Staveley
British Dictionary definitions for thyself


pronoun (archaic)
  1. the reflexive form of thou1 , thee
  2. (intensifier): thou, thyself, wouldst know
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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