New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: herself · itself · damsel · myself · oneself · thyself · damselfly · damselfish · themselves · yourself
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himself

pronoun
phrases
pronoun
1 pronoun reflexive pronoun
► (as direct object of verbs in Irish)
é féin  c m uhe washed himself nigh sé é féinas he was dressing himself nuair a bhí sé á ghléasadh féinhe'll hurt himself gortóidh sé é féinhe has to defend himself caithfidh sé é féin a chosaint
► (with verb and preposition phrases in Irish)
he called himself Eoin Eoin a thug sé air féinhe told himself not to be silly dúirt sé leis féin gan bheith amaideachhe bought himself a new bike cheannaigh sé rothar nua dó féin
2 pronoun referring back to a male previously mentionedhe looked at himself in the mirror d'fhéach sé air féin sa scáthánhe drew a picture of himself tharraing sé pictiúr de féinhe was talking to himself bhí sé ag caint leis féinhe was pleased with himself bhí sé sásta leis féin
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3 pronoun informal after 'be' in emphatic structuresé féin  c m ueisean féin  c m uit's himself é féin atá annit was himself that used to be my teacher é féin a bhí mar mhúinteoir agamit'd be himself who'd start it é féin a thosódh é, eisean féin a thosódh éit's himself I was looking for é féin a bhí mé a lorg, eisean féin a bhí mé a lorg 4 pronoun emphatic masculine pronouné féin  c m uhe can tell you himself is féidir leis féin a rá leathe has one himself tá ceann aige féinwhat about himself? céard faoi féin?write a letter to himself or Áine scríobh litir chuige féin nó chuig ÁineSéamas and himself were there bhí sé féin agus Séamas annhe thought of nobody except himself níor smaoinigh sé ar aon duine ach air féinthey were in their twenties like himself bhí siad sna fichidí cosúil leis féin, a dhála féin bhí siad sna fichidíthe teacher is himself a musician is ceoltóir é an múinteoir féinhe himself didn't see the programme ní fhaca sé an clár é féinhe himself is suffering from the same disease tá sé féin buailte leis an ngalar céannathe article referred to him himself thagair an t-alt dósan féin 5 pronoun on his own, of his own accord, personallyhe told them himself dúirt sé féin leo, é féin a dúirt leohe chose the songs himself roghnaigh sé féin na hamhráin, é féin a roghnaigh na hamhráinLiam himself buys it Liam féin a cheannaíonn é 6 pronoun in generalizations covering either genderé féin  c m uevery man for himself gach duine ar a shon féin 7 pronoun man of the housesé féin  c m ué féin  c m ufear an tí  c m uis himself at home? an bhfuil sé féin sa bhaile?, an bhfuil fear an tí sa bhaile?speak to himself labhair leis féin
phrases

all by himself

(also

by himself

) 1 aloneleis féinina aonaras féinhe lived by himself bhí sé ina chónaí leis féin, bhí sé ina chónaí ina aonar, bhí sé ina chónaí as féin 2 without any assistanceas féinas a stuaim féinhe did it all by himself rinne sé é go léir as féin, rinne sé an t-iomlán as a stuaim féin

all to himself

(also

to himself

) dó féindó féin amháinhe had the room all to himself bhí an seomra aige dó féin

to be himself

he wasn't himself ní raibh sé istigh leis féin, ní raibh sé ar a nós féin, ní raibh sé ar a dhóigh féin

to feel himself

1 in his normal mood or statehe isn't feeling himself ní airíonn sé istigh leis féin, ní mhothaíonn sé ar a dhóigh féin 2 feel wellhe doesn't feel himself today níl sé ar fónamh inniu, níl sé ag mothú go rómhaith inniu

to keep himself to himself

coinneáil chuige féinhe keeps himself to himself ní bhacann sé le daoine eile, ní chuireann sé isteach ná amach ar aon duine, seachnaíonn sé cuideachta

to seem himself

he doesn't seem himself ní cheapfá go bhfuil sé istigh leis féin, níl cuma air go bhfuil sé ar a dhóigh féin

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