- The essential qualities that make a person or a thing distinct from all others.
1605: I am made of that mettle as my sister " William Shakespeare, King Lear I.i
Etymology: Old English, self, seolf, sylf.
- Dutch: zelf
- German: Selbst
- Italian: stesso
Spanish: yo (italbrac, psychology), ser (italbrac, psychology)
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