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Self-same, Self-samyn, Selsame, adj. [Late ME selve-same (Lydgate); Self adj. and Same or Samin adj.] The very same. Cf. Self B 1 b. — 1513 Doug. x xii 41.
Heccuba … the self samyn nycht [L. una … nocte] Was delyver of Parys
1582 Reg. Privy C. III 516.
The electioun of the self-same provest … and dene of gild quhilk wer … chosin of befoir
1581-1623 James VI Poems I 121/65.
The self same lapster to Ouercummis this eill
16.. Rudiments fol. 4b.
Iste and ille ar compound with hic: as isthic, isthac, isthoc & isthuc, the selsame, the same

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