HIMSELF

(reflexive pronoun) immo (a general sg. reflexive pronoun, covering English "myself, him/herself, yourself"). A specific 3rd person reflexive pronoun "him/herself" is insë (for older imse; it is unclear whether the latter form was in use in later Quenya). A reflexive ending “he…himself” (and *”she…herself”) in -ssë existed at one conceptual stage (melissë, “he loves himself”), but it is uncertain how lasting this idea was, and the ending seems prone to confusion with other, similar endings. Another reflective ending is -xë (spelt “-kse” in the source), plural -xer, dual -xet. –VT47:37, VT49:21, 48

Quettaparma Quenyallo (English-Quenya). 2014.

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  • himself — O.E. him selfum, from HIM (Cf. him), dative/accusative personal pronoun, + SELF (Cf. self), here used as an inflected adjective …   Etymology dictionary

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  • himself — him|self W1S1 [ım self strong hım self] pron [reflexive form of he ] 1.) a) used to show that the man or boy who does something is affected by his own action ▪ In despair, the young boy had hanged himself. ▪ His name is James but he calls himself …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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