[th ahy-self]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.

    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


  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for thyself


pronoun archaic

  1. the reflexive form of thou 1, thee
  2. (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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