itself
Pronunciation
  • (GA, RP) IPA: /ɪtˈsɛlf/
Pronoun
  1. (reflexive pronoun) it; A thing as the object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
    The door closed by itself
  2. (emphatic) it; used to intensify the subject, especially to emphasize that it is the only participant in the predicate
    • 1638, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy. […], 5th edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed [by Robert Young, Miles Flesher, and Leonard Lichfield and William Turner] for Henry Cripps, OCLC 932915040 ↗, partition II, section 2, member 6, subsection iv, page 298 ↗:
      Beautie alone is a ſoveraigne remedy againſt feare,griefe,and all melancholy fits; a charm,as Peter de la Seine and many other writers affirme,a banquet it ſelfe;he gives inſtance in diſcontented Menelaus that was ſo often freed by Helenas faire face: and hTully, 3 Tusc. cites Epicurus as a chiefe patron of this Tenent.
    The door itself is quite heavy.
  3. (emphatic, archaic) it; used to refer back to an earlier subject
Translations
  • French: se
  • German: von selbst, von allein, selbst, sich selbst
  • Italian:
  • Portuguese: se, a si mesmo
  • Russian: -ся
  • Spanish: se, solo, a si mismo, por si mismo
Translations
  • French: soi-même
  • Italian: se stesso, sé stesso
  • Portuguese: ele/ela mesmo
  • Russian: оно́ сам
  • Spanish: sí mismo, mismo



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