- IPA: /hɪmˈsɛlf/, /ɪ̈msɛlf/
- (reflexive pronoun) Him; the male object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
- He injured himself.
- (emphatic) He; used as an intensifier, often to emphasize that the referent is the exclusive participant in the predicate
- He was injured himself.
- Bible, Book of Isaiah 7:14
- The Lord himself shall give you a sign.
- (Ireland, otherwise archaic) The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he himself.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 7, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
- Yet it is that himselfe had been liberally gratified by his Unkle with militarie rewards, before ever he went to warres.
- Sir John Denham (poet) (1614-1669)
- With shame remembers, while himself was one / Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
- 1998, Kirk Jones, Waking Ned, Tomboy films
- Dennis: His glass is there and himself is in the toilet.
- (Ireland) The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he (used of upper-class gentlemen, or sarcastically, of men who imagine themselves to be more important than others)
- Has himself come down to breakfast yet?
- Have you seen himself yet this morning?
- French: lui-même, lui-même, se
- German: sich
- Portuguese: se, si (prepositional), a si mesmo
- Russian: сам
- Spanish: él mismo, sí mismo
- Honorific alternative letter-case form of himself, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.