Meaning of SELF- in English
a combining form of self and variously used with the meanings "of the self" ( self-analysis ) and "by oneself or itself" ( self-appointed ); and with the meanings "to, with, toward, for, on, in oneself" ( self-complacent ), "inherent in oneself or itself" ( self-explanatory ), "independent" ( self-government ), and "automatic" ( self-operating ).
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012