zelf

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch self, from Old Dutch self, *selvo, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *selbʰ- (one's own), from *s(w)e- (separate, apart). Compare Low German sulv, West Frisian self, English self, German selbst, Danish selv.

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Pronoun[edit]

zelf (personal)

  1. (intensifier) Pronoun referring to the subject of a sentence: myself, yourself, itself, ourselves, themselves etc.
    Zelf ging hij er niet heen. — He himself did not go there.

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Noun[edit]

zelf n (uncountable)

  1. self