selfsame

[ self-seym, -seym ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌseɪm, -ˈseɪm /

adjective

being the very same; identical.

Origin of selfsame

1375–1425; late Middle English selve same; see self, same; cognate with Danish selvsamme, Old High German selbsama
Related formsself·same·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selfsame

selfsame

/ (ˈsɛlfˌseɪm) /

adjective

(prenominal) the very same
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Word Origin and History for selfsame

selfsame


"identical," early 15c., from self + same. Written as two words until c.1600.

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