Selbstmord

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

selbst (self) +‎ Mord (murder). Compare Dutch zelfmoord, English self-murder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛlps(t)ˌmɔʁt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Selbstmord m (genitive Selbstmords or Selbstmordes, plural Selbstmorde)

  1. suicide

Usage notes[edit]

  • Selbstmord is the general and commonest word for “suicide”. The synonyms given below are preferred in certain contexts in order to avoid the negative moral judgment implied by the component word Mord (“murder”).

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