selfsame

[self-seym, -seym]

adjective

being the very same; identical.

Nearby words

  1. selfishly,
  2. selfless,
  3. selflessly,
  4. selfness,
  5. selfridge,
  6. selfward,
  7. selihoth,
  8. selina,
  9. seljuk,
  10. seljuks

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

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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