självmord

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Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of German Selbstmord, from själv +‎ mord, appearing during the 1700s, replacing the native självspillan and självdråp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

självmord c

  1. suicide

Usage notes[edit]

  • The standard construction for "commit suicide" is "begå självmord", but many speakers use "ta självmord", especially younger ones[1] and in colloquial settings.[2]

Declension[edit]

Declension of självmord 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative självmord självmordet självmord självmorden
Genitive självmords självmordets självmords självmordens

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Självmord - ta eller begå”, in Språket [The Language]‎[1] (in Swedish), Sveriges Radio, 9 November 2009, retrieved 4 December 2020
  2. ^ "Heter det ta självmord eller begå självmord?", in Frågelådan[2] (in Swedish), Swedish Language Council, retrieved 4 December 2020