selfsame

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

adjective

being the very same; identical.

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Origin of selfsame

1375–1425; late Middle English selve same; see self, same; cognate with Danish selvsamme, Old High German selbsama

OTHER WORDS FROM selfsame

self·same·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for selfsame

selfsame
/ (ˈsɛlfˌseɪm) /

adjective

(prenominal) the very same
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