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him·self

 (hĭm-sĕlf′)
pron.
1. That one identical with him:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: He congratulated himself.
b. Used for emphasis: He himself found the courage.
c. Used in an absolute construction: In the black himself, he could offer financial assistance to his cousin.
2. His normal or healthy condition or state: He's feeling himself again. See Usage Note at myself.

[Middle English, from Old English himselfum : him, him; see him + selfum, dative of self, self; see self.]

himself

(hɪmˈsɛlf; medially often ɪmˈsɛlf)
pron
1.
a. the reflexive form of he or him
b. (intensifier): the king himself waved to me.
2. (preceded by a copula) his normal or usual self: he seems himself once more.
3. Irish and Scot the man of the house: how is himself?.
[Old English him selfum, dative singular of hē self; see he1, self]

him•self

(hɪmˈsɛlf; medially often ɪm-)

pron.
1. a reflexive form of him (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition): He cut himself. He wrote himself a note. He felt a conflict within himself.
2. (used as an intensive): He himself told me.
3. (used in absolute constructions): Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates.
4. (used in place of he or him in various compound and comparative constructions): Only his son and himself were involved. His wife is as stingy as himself.
5. his normal or customary self: He is himself again.
6. Irish Eng. and Scot. a man of importance: Himself will be wanting an early dinner.
[before 900]
usage: See myself.
Translations
بِدون مُساعَده، بنفْسِهنفسهنَفسِهِنَفسه: ضمير توكيدي
sesebesám
selvsigsig selv
hän itse
sam sebe
sigsjálfursjálfur, einn síns liîs
彼自身
그 남자 자신
čisto sam
han själv
ตัวเขาเอง
kendisikendikendi başına
tự anh ấy

himself

[hɪmˈself] PRON
1. (reflexive) → se
he washed himselfse lavó
2. (emphatic) → él mismo; (after prep) → sí (mismo)
he did it himselflo hizo él mismo
he went himselffue él mismo, fue en persona
he talked mainly about himselfhabló principalmente de sí mismo
he said to himselfdijo entre or para sí
3. (phrases)
he came by himselfvino solo
he did it by himselflo hizo él solo
he's not himselfno se encuentra nada bien

himself

[ɪmˈsɛlf hɪmˈsɛlf] pron
(reflexive)se
He's hurt himself → Il s'est blessé.
He poured himself a whisky
BUT Il s'est versé un whisky.
(emphatic)lui-même
He did it himself → Il l'a fait lui-même.
(after preposition)lui
He talked mainly about himself → Il a surtout parlé de lui.
He was talking to himself
BUT Il parlait tout seul.
by himself → tout seul
He was travelling by himself → Il voyageait tout seul.

himself

pers pron
(dir and indir obj, with prep) → sich ? also myself
(emph)(er) selbst
n (Ir inf) it was himself who told meer selbst hat es mir gesagt

himself

[hɪmˈsɛlf] pers pron (reflexive) → si; (emphatic) → lui stesso; (after preposition) → sé, se stesso
(all) by himself → (tutto) da solo or da sé
he's not himself today → ha qualcosa che non va oggi
see also oneself

him

(him) pronoun
(used as the object of a verb or preposition) a male person or animal already spoken about. I saw him yesterday; I gave him a book; I came with him.
himˈself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition when a male person or animal is the object of an action he performs. He kicked himself; He looked at himself in the mirror.
2. used to emphasize he, ~him or the name of a male person or animal. John himself played no part in this.
3. without help etc. He did it himself.

see also he, ~his.

himself

نَفسِهِ se sig er selbst αυτός ο ίδιος se hän itse lui-même sam sebe se stesso 彼自身 그 남자 자신 zichzelf seg selv siebie ele mesmo себя han själv ตัวเขาเอง kendisi tự anh ấy 他自己