surma

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Finnish[edit]

(index su)

Etymology[edit]

Agent participle of *sure- "to die" (see surra). Cognate with Estonian surm.

Noun[edit]

surma

  1. A violent death, mainly used of humans.
    • He saivat surmansa = They got killed (literally: “they got their deaths”).
  2. Personification of sudden death.
    • Hän joutui surman suuhun = He got killed (literally: "he got into the mouth of death'").
  3. (law) Killing, voluntary manslaughter under mitigating circumstances.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • (law) Killing is the unofficial translation of Finnish penal code used by the Ministry of Justice of Finland. See usage notes under tappo.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (voluntary manslaughter): tappo (common language)

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Votic[edit]

Noun[edit]

surma

  1. death