To slay


Senior Member
Hi everyone,

Is it correct to think that "to slay" means to kill by cutting the throat and that this is why it's often used in the context of sacrifice or when killing an animal for food?
Thanks in advance.
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Please see the discussion in these threads about the modern use of slay:
    'Slay' does not have the specific meaning of killing by cutting the throat. If that is the meaning that is wanted, it has be explained somehow in the context.
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