an emphatic appositive to thou or thee.
a substitute for reflexive thee.
Origin of thyself
before 900; Middle English thi self
(noun)); replacing Old English thē self
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Examples from the Web for thyself
Historical Examples of thyself
“Vex not thyself,” said the old dame, as she saw him struggling with his sobs.
"And therefore the worst of foemen to thyself," said Alleyne.
Beware of taking to thyself a wife for the sake of her portion.
I couldn't help it, though; Thou knows, Thyself, I couldn't.
Balla-whaine would belong to thyself, sir, if every one had his rights.
British Dictionary definitions for thyself
- the reflexive form of thou 1, thee
- (intensifier)thou, thyself, wouldst know
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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.
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