self-

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

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Etymology[edit]

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

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self-

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

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From pronoun self.

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self-

  1. self
    self- + ‎cwalu (killing) → ‎selfcwalu (suicide)
    self- + ‎-dōm (-dom) → ‎selfdōm (independence)
    self- + ‎-wille (willing) → ‎selfwille (voluntary)

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  • Middle English: self-, sylf-, seolf-