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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 agree not to expect anything from Mother or you, but I do want to buy UNDINE AND SINTRAM for myself.
I know I do--teaching those tiresome children nearly all day, when I'm longing to enjoy myself at home," began Meg, in the complaining tone again.
I never saw anyone faint, and I don't choose to make myself all black and blue, tumbling flat as you do.
If I am dead and see him becoming a meaningless drab figure like myself, I will come back," she declared.
When I have killed him something will snap within myself and I will die also.
I can find my way in to Tom Swift perfectly well by myself, and while I appreciate your courtesy I do not want to trouble you.
Every inch of me is screaming for violence Fists clenched and fire flowing bitter anxiety I want to punch, kick and wrestle Blistered bloody knuckle Beat my knuckles Pound some flesh But I don't want to hurt anybody Least not myself I want to fight this world and put it in its place Yet I can't even seem to fight myself And its myself that beats me down My own rusty halo is what cuts me I can't be good Even though it's who I am I still hold on to the evil that makes me weak I'm not who I used to be Nor am I strong enough to be whom I want to be I'm stuck somewhere in between A place where there is no light The darkest place I could ever be And I'm about to lose this fight Why do I cause myself to suffer in this life Only to burn in hell?
I honestly couldn't feel myself, I would have to literally count the veins on my arm when looking in mirror for reassurance that I was still standing in the same place that I was yesterday," Fox news quoted her as saying.
Because of these crimes, I am in constant fear when I leave my home and I'm considering carrying something to defend myself with when I go out.
From Me to Myself / with One Voice given / I call and it is my Holy Self who answers.
I only allowed myself to eat a few specific foods, like cottage cheese and oatmeal, which I felt were "safe" since they wouldn't cause weight gain.