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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for selfsame in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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From Middle English selfsame, from earlier selve same, equivalent to self +‎ same or self- +‎ same. Compare Old High German selbsama (selfsame, identical), Danish selvsamme (selfsame, identical), English selfsome. More at self, same.

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selfsame (not comparable)

  1. Precisely the same; the very same; identical.

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