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self (pron.)

古英语 selfseolfsylf "自己的人,-self;own, same, "来自Proto-Germanic *selbaz (也是Old Norse sjalfr 、Old Frisian self 、Dutch zelf 、Old High German selb 、German selbselbst 、Gothic silba 的来源),Proto-Germanic *selbaz "self, "来自PIE *sel-bho- , 根 *s(w)e- 的后缀形式,第三人称代词和反身代词(指回句子的主语),也用于表示说话人的社会群体的形式,"(we our-)selves" (见 idiom )。

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. [attributed to Alan Watts, who did often use the image in this sense in his talks, if not in these exact words]

它在复合词中用于形成反身代词,是从古英语中独立使用发展而来的。作为14世纪初的名词

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Definitions of self from WordNet
1
self (n.)
your consciousness of your own identity;
Synonyms: ego
self (n.)
a person considered as a unique individual;
one's own self
2
self (adj.)
(used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self;
self-knowledge
self-proclaimed
self-induced
From wordnet.princeton.edu