Himself



[him-self; medially often im-self] /hɪmˈsɛlf; medially often ɪmˈsɛlf/

pronoun
1.
an emphatic appositive of or 1 :
He himself spoke to the men.
2.
a reflexive form of :
He cut himself.
3.
(used in absolute constructions):
Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates.
4.
(used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb):
The old car had room only for himself and three others.
5.
(used in comparisons after as or than):
His wife is as stingy as himself.
6.
his normal or customary self:
He is himself again.
7.
Irish English. a man of importance, especially the master of the house:
Himself will be wanting an early dinner.
/hɪmˈsɛlf; medially often ɪmˈsɛlf/
pronoun
1.

2.
(preceded by a copula) his normal or usual self: he seems himself once more
3.
(Irish & Scot) the man of the house: how is himself?
pron.

Old English him selfum, from him, dative/accusative personal pronoun, + self, here used as an inflected adjective.

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