Meaning of SELF- in English

SELF-

combining form

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English self-, seolf-, sylf-, from self, seolf, sylf, pron. & adjective

1.

a. : oneself or itself

self -asserting

self -loving

b. : of oneself or itself

self -abandonment

self -congratulation

c. : by oneself or itself : independent : automatic

self -rule

self -propelled

self -feeder

self -action

2.

a. : to, with, for, or toward oneself or itself

self -consistent

self -concerned

self -addressed

self -love

b. : of or in oneself or itself inherently

self -evident

self -existent

c. : from or by means of oneself or itself

self -fertile

self -fruitful

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