it·​sel | \ ə̇tˈsel \

dialectal variant of

1 : that identical one — compare it sense 1 used reflexivelywatched the cat giving itself a bath , for emphasisthe letter itself was missing , or in absolute constructionsitself a splendid specimen of classic art, it has been exhibited throughout the world
2 : its normal, healthy, or sane condition

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“Itsel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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