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

an emphatic appositive of or 1 :
He himself spoke to the men.
a reflexive form of :
He cut himself.
(used in absolute constructions):
Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates.
(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.
(used in comparisons after as or than):
His wife is as stingy as himself.
his normal or customary self:
He is himself again.
Irish English. a man of importance, especially the master of the house:
Himself will be wanting an early dinner.
/hɪmˈsɛlf; medially often ɪmˈsɛlf/

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

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


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