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thyself

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pronoun thy·self \thī-ˈself\

Definition of thyself

archaic

  1. :  yourself —used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and sometimes by Friends especially among themselves



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thyself

before 12th century


THYSELF Defined for Kids

thyself

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pronoun thy·self \thī-ˈself\

Definition of thyself for Students

  1. :  yourself <“Fly! Fly! Save thyself!” — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee> Hint: Thyself is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People also use it today to imitate that old way of speaking.




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