New English-Irish Dictionary
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herself

1. pronoun reflexive pronoun2. pronoun referring back to a female previously mentioned3. pronoun after 'be' in emphatic structures4. pronoun emphatic feminine pronoun5. pronoun on her own, of her own accord, personally6. pronoun referring to a ship 7. pronoun referring to a country, nation 8. pronoun woman of the house
phrases
1 pronoun reflexive pronoun
► (as direct object of verbs in Irish)
í féin  c m ushe washed herself nigh sí í féinas she was dressing herself nuair a bhí sí á gléasadh féinshe'll hurt herself gortóidh sí í féinshe has to defend herself caithfidh sí í féin a chosaint
► (with verb and preposition phrases in Irish)
she called herself Anna Anna a thug sí uirthi féinshe told herself not to be silly dúirt sí léi féin gan bheith amaideachshe bought herself a new bike cheannaigh sí rothar nua di féin
2 pronoun referring back to a female previously mentionedshe looked at herself in the mirror d'fhéach sí uirthi féin sa scáthánshe drew a picture of herself tharraing sí pictiúr di féinshe was talking to herself bhí sí ag caint léi féinshe was pleased with herself bhí sí sásta léi féin
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3 pronoun informal after 'be' in emphatic structuresí féin  c m uise féin  c m uit's herself í féin atá annit was herself that used to be my teacher í féin a bhíodh mar mhúinteoir agamit'd be herself who'd start it í féin a thosódh é, ise féin a thosódh éit's herself I was looking for í féin a bhí mé a lorg, ise féin a bhí mé a lorg 4 pronoun emphatic feminine pronouní féin  c m ushe can tell him herself is féidir léi féin a rá leisshe has one herself tá ceann aici féinwhat about herself? céard fúithi féin?write a letter to herself or Áine scríobh litir chuici féin nó chuig ÁineSéamas and herself were there bhí sí féin agus Séamas annshe thought of nobody except herself níor smaoinigh sí ar aon duine ach uirthi féinthey were in their twenties like herself bhí siad sna fichidí a dála féin, bhí siad sna fichidí fearacht í féin, bhí siad sna fichidí cosúil léi féinthe teacher is herself a musician is ceoltóir í an múinteoir féinshe herself didn't see the programme ní fhaca sí an clár í féinshe herself is suffering from the same disease tá sí féin buailte leis an ngalar céannathe article referred to her herself thagair an t-alt dise féin 5 pronoun on her own, of her own accord, personallyshe told him herself dúirt sí féin leis, í féin a dúirt leisshe chose the songs herself roghnaigh sí féin na hamhráin, í féin a roghnaigh na hamhráinSíle herself buys it Síle féin a cheannaíonn é 6 pronoun referring to a ship í féin  c m uthe ship herself wasn't damaged ní dhearnadh damáiste don long í féin 7 pronoun referring to a country, nation í féin  c m uIreland defended herself against inflation chosain Éire í féin ar bhoilsciúIreland herself must act caithfidh Éire féin gníomhú, caithfidh Éire í féin gníomhú 8 pronoun woman of the housesí féin  c m uí féin  c m ubean an tí  c m uis herself at home? an bhfuil sí féin sa bhaile?, an bhfuil bean an tí sa bhaile?speak to herself labhair léi féin
phrases

all by herself

(also

by herself

) 1 aloneléi féinina haonaraisti féinshe lived by herself bhí sí ina cónaí léi féin, bhí sí ina cónaí ina haonar, bhí sí ina cónaí aisti féin 2 without any assistanceaisti féinas a stuaim féinshe did it all by herself rinne sí é uilig aisti féin, rinne sí é go léir as a stuaim féin

all to herself

(also

to herself

) di féindi féin amháinRós had the room all to herself bhí an seomra ag Rós di féin

to be herself

she wasn't herself ní raibh sí istigh léi féin, ní raibh sí ar a nós féin, ní raibh sí ar a dóigh féin

to feel herself

1 in her normal mood or stateshe doesn't feel herself ní airíonn sí istigh léi féin, ní mhothaíonn sí ar a dóigh féin 2 feel wellshe isn't herself today níl sí ar fónamh inniu, níl sí ag mothú go rómhaith inniu

to keep herself to herself

coinneáil chuici féinshe kept herself to herself pretty much níor bhac sí le daoine eile mórán, níor chuir sí isteach ná amach ar aon duine, sheachain sí cuideachta den chuid is mó

to seem herself

she doesn't seem herself ní cheapfá go bhfuil sí istigh léi féin, níl cuma uirthi go bhfuil sí ar a dóigh féin, níl cuma shásta uirthi

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