the past participle of slay

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • slain — (adj.) early 13c., from O.E. (ge)slegen, pp. of slean (see SLAY (Cf. slay)). The noun meaning those who have been slain is attested from mid 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • slain — slain; slain·te; …   English syllables

  • slain — [sleın] the past participle of ↑slay …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slain — (slay) sleɪn v. kill, murder, slaughter; destroy, exterminate; overwhelm, captivate (Slang) sleɪn adj. killed, murdered sleɪ v. kill, murder, slaughter; destroy, exterminate; overwhelm, captivate (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slain — [slān] vt. pp. of SLAY …   English World dictionary

  • slain|te — «SLAHN chuh», interjection. a Gaelic word used in drinkin health: »They all took the whiskey straight…“Slainte,” said Willie John, and they murmured it after him (Joanna Ostrow). ╂[< Irish and Scottish Gaelic slainte health] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slain — Slay Slay, v. t. [imp. {Slew}; p. p. {Slain}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slaying}.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle[ a]n to strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. & OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slain — [[t]sle͟ɪn[/t]] Slain is the past participle of slay …   English dictionary

  • slain — /sleɪn / (say slayn) verb 1. past participle of slay. –phrase 2. slain in the spirit, undergoing a charismatic experience in which the body appears to collapse …  

  • Slain in the Spirit —    Slain in the Spirit is the popular term for an experience in which the believer, often at a Pentecostal revival meeting or healing service, reports a sudden influx of energy (identified with the Holy Spirit) and an accompanying loss of motor… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

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