• (RP) IPA: /hɜːˈsɛlf/, /əsɛlf/
  • (America) IPA: /hɝˈsɛlf/, /ɚsɛlf/
  1. (reflexive pronoun) Her; the female object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.
    She injured herself.
  2. (emphatic) She; an intensive repetition of the female subject, often used to indicate the exclusiveness of that person as the only satisfier of the predicate.
    She was injured herself.
  3. (Ireland) The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; she (used of upper-class ladies, or sarcastically, of women who imagine themselves to be more important than others)
    What's herself up to this time?
    Have you seen herself yet this morning?
  • French: elle-même
  • German: sich
  • Portuguese: a si (própria/mesma), se
  • Russian: себя́
  • Spanish: se, ella misma, sí misma
  • French: elle-même
  • German: sie selbst
  • Italian: lei stessa
  • Portuguese: ela mesma
  • Russian: сама́
  • Spanish: ella misma

  1. Honorific alternative letter-case form of herself, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.

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