self-

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See also: self, Self, šelf, -self, and self.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English self-, silf-, seolf-, from Old English sylf-, seolf-, from Proto-Germanic *selba-, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz(self). Cognate with Dutch zelf-, German selbst-, Swedish själv-, Icelandic sjálf-. More at self.

Prefix[edit]

self-

  1. of, by, in or with oneself or itself
  2. automatic

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pronoun self, seolf(self). More at self

Prefix[edit]

self-

  1. self, oneself
    selfbana(killer of oneself)
    selfcwalu(self-slaughter, suicide)
    selfǣta(cannibal)
  2. own, one's own
    selfdōm(independence)

Descendants[edit]

  • English self-