- (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”, in The Chataquan, volume 5, number 9, 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, McGee, W. J., 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, Zinsser, William Knowlton, On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, 3rd edition, New York: Harper & Row, ISBN 978-0060154097, LCCN 84048208, LCC PE1429.Z5 1985, page 121: