Talk:immolate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Request for verification[edit]

From immolate at Wiktionary:Requests for verification:

Keep tidy.svg

The following information has failed Wiktionary's verification process.

Failure to be verified may either mean that this information is fabricated, or is merely beyond our resources to confirm. We have archived here the disputed information, the verification discussion, and any documentation gathered so far, pending further evidence.
Do not re-add this information to the article without also submitting proof that it meets Wiktionary's criteria for inclusion.


Rfv-sense: To disembowel a person. I checked some Onelook dictionaries and none had it. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:04, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

I think this is possibly a confusion arising from the Japanese practise of hara-kiri (self-disembowelling) sometimes being described as self-immolation.[1][2] Of course one can sacrifice by disembowelling but that does not make disembowelling synonymous with sacrifice. It is no more correct than giving crucifixion as a definition of execution. SpinningSpark 11:38, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  • RFV failed: no quoations provided. --Dan Polansky (talk) 20:07, 14 November 2013 (UTC)