In a recent Linguee search, the following sentence appeared:

Und ihr werdet als erstes euer Selbst finden oder erkennen.

I am not sure the form and role of euer selbst. My guess is that euer Selbst is the reflexive pronoun of ihr in the genitive. This seems wrong as finden would need an accusative object – i.e. euch.

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    Very, very likely, the lower-case selbst is wrong. You might want to uppercase it, and then look up the Substantive in a dictionary.
    – tofro
    Nov 24, 2022 at 14:41
  • Could also, less likely, be supposed to be "euch selbst". In the current form the sentence looks wrong.
    – HalvarF
    Nov 24, 2022 at 15:52
  • @tofro - Indeed selbst is capitalized in LInguee and the possessive of das Selbst in the accusative = euer Selbst now seems very likely! Could you please promote your comment to a reply so it can be voted? Nov 24, 2022 at 15:59

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"Selbst", when capitalized (in German capitalization really really matters) is a Nomen, meaning "(inner) self". It is neuter, btw., so "das Selbst".

"Euer" is a Possessivpronomen, in this case the Akkusativ Plural of "euch". In this case it means "your".

The whole sentence translated would be:

Und ihr werdet als erstes euer Selbst finden oder erkennen.
And you will, first thing, find or identify your self.

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