- (neologism, archaic, reflexive) themself; gender-neutral object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, coordinate with himself or herself, the reflexive form of thon.
1885 June, “Local Circles”, The Chataquan, volume 5, page 544:
- Each of the members is expected to inform ‘thonself’ on the topic thus allotted, and to be prepared to give an opinion or ask questions.
1898, W. J. McGee, J. W. Powell editor, The Seri Indians, page 283:
- Thus neither man nor maid mates for thonself, but both love and move in the tribal interests and along the lines laid down by the tribal leaders.
1985, William Knowlton Zinsser, On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, edition 3rd, New York: Harper & Row, LCC PE1429.Z5 1985, ISBN 978-0060154097, LCCN 84048208, page 121: