Origin of self

before 900; Middle English; Old English self, selfa; cognate with Dutch zelf, German selb-, Old Norse sjalfr, Gothic silba
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British Dictionary definitions for selfs

self
/ (sɛlf) /

noun plural selves (sɛlvz)

pronoun

not standard myself, yourself, etcseats for self and wife

adjective

of the same colour or materiala dress with a self belt See also self-coloured
obsolete the same

Word Origin for self

Old English seolf; related to Old Norse sjālfr, Gothic silba, Old High German selb
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Medicine definitions for selfs

self
[ sĕlf ]

n. pl. selves (sĕlz)

The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual.
One's consciousness of one's own being or identity; the ego.
That which the immune system identifies as belonging to the body.
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