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my·self

 (mī-sĕlf′)
pron.
1. That one identical with me.
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: I bought myself a new car.
b. Used for emphasis: I myself was certain of the facts.
c. Used in an absolute construction: In office myself, I helped her get a job.
2. My normal or healthy condition or state: I'm feeling myself again.

[Middle English mi-self, from Old English mē selfum, mē selfne : , me; see me- in Indo-European roots + selfum, selfne, dative and accusative of self, self; see self.]
Usage Note: The -self pronouns, such as myself, yourselves, and herself, are sometimes used as emphatic substitutes for personal pronouns, as in He was an enthusiastic fisherman like myself. The practice is particularly common in compound phrases: The boss asked John and myself to give a brief presentation. Although these usages have been common in the writing of reputable authors for several centuries, they may not sit well with many readers today. A majority of the Usage Panel dislikes them, though resistance has been eroding over the years. In our 1993 survey, 73 percent disapproved of the fisherman example quoted above. In 2009, only 55 percent disapproved of the same sentence. The Panel still finds the use of -self pronouns in compound constructions even less appealing, but here too the percentages have fallen over the years. In 1993, the John and myself example was rejected by 88 percent of the Panel. In 2009, 68 percent rejected the same sentence.

myself

(maɪˈsɛlf)
pron
1.
a. the reflexive form of I or me
b. (intensifier): I myself know of no answer.
2. (preceded by a copula) my usual self: I'm not myself today.
3. not standard used instead of I or me in compound noun phrases: John and myself are voting together.

my•self

(maɪˈsɛlf)

pron.
1. a reflexive form of me (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition): I excused myself from the table.
2. (used as an intensive of I or me) : I myself don't like it.
3. (used in absolute constructions): Myself a parent, I understand their concern.
4. (used in place of I or me in various compound and comparative constructions): My wife and myself agree. He knows as much about the case as myself. No one is more to blame than myself.
5. my normal or customary self: I wasn't myself when I said that.
[1200–50; Middle English mi self; replacing Middle English meself, Old English mē selfum (dat.)]
usage: Questions are raised with certain uses of myself and other -self forms in place of the personal pronouns (I, me, you, etc.). myself as a single subject (Myself shall be the messenger) is mainly poetic or literary. As a simple nonreflexive object, the -self form is not uncommon in speech: Since the letter was addressed to myself, I opened it. Packages had come for everyone but themselves. As part of a compound subject, object, or complement, myself and to a lesser extent the other -self forms are common in informal speech and personal writing, somewhat less common in more formal speech and writing: Many friends welcomed my husband and myself back home. Smith, Murray, and myself are the three candidates. Such forms are similarly used after as or than in all varieties of speech and writing: No contributors have been more generous than yourselves. These uses of the -self forms are characteristic of informal speech and writing and are often considered erroneous in more formal or careful contexts. See also me.
Translations
نَفْسِينَفْسي: تُعْكِس العَمَل على الفاعِلنَفْسي: للتَّوكيد
sesebesám
mig selvselv
min
memi (after prep)mismoyo mismo/ayo solo/a
itseniminä itse
sebe
magam
migsjálfur
私自身
내 자신
mig själv
ตัวของฉัน
kendimkendimekendimiben
chính tôi

myself

[maɪˈself] PRON
1. (reflexive) → me
I've hurt myselfme he hecho daño
I couldn't see myself in the mirrorno pude verme en el espejo
2. (emphatic) → yo mismo/a; (after prep) → mí, mí mismo/a
I made it myselflo hice yo mismo
I went myselffui en persona
I talked mainly about myselfhablé principalmente de mí (mismo)
3. (phrases)
by myselfsolo/a
I did it all by myselflo hice yo solo
I don't like travelling by myselfno me gusta viajar solo
don't leave me all by myself!¡no me dejes aquí solo!
a beginner like myselfun principiante como yo
I'm not myselfno me encuentro nada bien
I was talking to myselfhablaba solo

myself

[maɪˈsɛlf] pron
(reflexive)me
I've hurt myself → Je me suis fait mal.
I really enjoyed myself → Je me suis vraiment bien amusé.
... when I look at myself in the mirror → ... quand je me regarde dans la glace.
(= without help) → moi-même
I made it myself → Je l'ai fait moi-même.
all by myself → tout(e) seul(e)
(after prep)moi
I don't like talking about myself → Je n'aime pas parler de moi.
by myself (= alone) → tout seul
I don't like travelling by myself → Je n'aime pas voyager tout seul.
(emphatic)personnellement
I couldn't have put it better myself → je n'aurais pas mieux dit

myself

pers pron
(dir obj, with prep +acc) → mich; (indir obj, with prep +dat) → mir; I said to myselfich sagte mir; singing to myselfvor mich hin singend; I wanted to see (it) for myselfich wollte es selbst or selber sehen; I tried it out on myselfich habe es an mir selbst or selber ausprobiert; I addressed the letter to myselfich habe den Brief an mich selbst adressiert
(emph)(ich) selbst; my wife and myselfmeine Frau und ich; I did it myselfich habe es selbst gemacht; I thought so myselfdas habe ich auch gedacht; … if I say so or it myself… auch wenn ich es selbst sage; (all) by myself(ganz) allein(e); I myself believe that …, myself, I believe that …ich persönlich or ich selbst bin der Ansicht, dass …; myself, I doubt itich persönlich or ich für meinen Teil bezweifle das
(= one’s normal self) I’m not (feeling) myself todaymit mir ist heute etwas nicht in Ordnung; (healthwise also) → ich bin heute nicht ganz auf der Höhe; I just tried to be myselfich versuchte, mich ganz natürlich zu benehmen

myself

[maɪˈsɛlf] pers pron (reflexive) → mi; (emphatic) → io stesso/a; (after preposition) → me, me stesso/a
I did it (all) by myself → l'ho fatto (tutto) da solo
I'm not myself today → non mi sento in forma oggi
see also oneself

my

(mai) adjective
of or belonging to me. That is my book; I hurt my leg; She borrowed my pen.
interjection
used to express surprise. My, how you've grown!
myˈself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition when the speaker or writer is the object of an action he or she performs. I cut myself while shaving; I looked at myself in the mirror.
2. used to emphasize I, ~me or the name of the speaker or writer. I myself can't tell you, but my friend will; I don't intend to go myself.

see also mine1.

myself

نَفْسِي se mig selv ich selbst εγώ ο ίδιος me minä itse moi-même sebe me stesso 私自身 내 자신 mijzelf meg selv siebie a mim mesmo, eu mesmo себя mig själv ตัวของฉัน kendim chính tôi 我自己
References in classic literature ?
I have spoken of the surrender to their extraordinary childish grace as a thing I could actively cultivate, and it may be imagined if I neglected now to address myself to this source for whatever it would yield.
Of course, I can't explain who it is precisely that I am mortifying in this case by my spite: I am perfectly well aware that I cannot "pay out" the doctors by not consulting them; I know better than anyone that by all this I am only injuring myself and no one else.
But I leave the readers of these things to their own just reflections, which they will be more able to make effectual than I, who so soon forgot myself, and am therefore but a very indifferent monitor.
Careless of her happiness, thinking only of my own amusement, giving way to feelings which I had always been too much in the habit of indulging, I endeavoured, by every means in my power, to make myself pleasing to her, without any design of returning her affection.
I am even surprised myself when I look back, but evidently it was my fate to rove, and after a year of repose I prepared to make a sixth voyage, regardless of the entreaties of my friends and relations, who did all they could to keep me at home.
I have received your letter, and though I do not attempt to conceal that I am gratified by your impatience for the hour of meeting, I yet feel myself under the necessity of delaying that hour beyond the time originally fixed.
Some weeks of spare time were at my disposal, before I entered on my functions by establishing myself in the suburbs of London.
This being within about a mile from the shore where I was, and the ship seeming to stand upright still, I wished myself on board, that at least I might save some necessary things for my use.
That winter passed very quickly and happily for me, and at the end of the legislative session I had acquitted myself so much to the satisfaction of one of the newspapers which I wrote for that I was offered a place on it.
When my clothes were worn to rags, I made myself others with the skins of rabbits, and of a certain beautiful animal, about the same size, called NNUHNOH, the skin of which is covered with a fine down.
And, in fine, I could not have restrained my desires, nor remained satisfied had I not followed a path in which I thought myself certain of attaining all the knowledge to the acquisition of which I was competent, as well as the largest amount of what is truly good which I could ever hope to secure Inasmuch as we neither seek nor shun any object except in so far as our understanding represents it as good or bad, all that is necessary to right action is right judgment, and to the best action the most correct judgment, that is, to the acquisition of all the virtues with all else that is truly valuable and within our reach; and the assurance of such an acquisition cannot fail to render us contented.
I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.