Self-slaughter meaning

sĕlfslôtər
The killing of oneself; suicide.
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The slaughter or slaying of one's self, suicide.

Against self-slaughter, There is a prohibition so divine, That cravens my weak hand. --Shak., Cymbeline.

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Origin of self-slaughter

  • 1595, self- +"Ž slaughter, possibly taken as a shortening of the phrase against self-slaughter (“slaughter against one's self"). Compare Old English seolfcwala (“suicide"), Old English āgenslaga (“suicide").

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