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The official Luxembourg guillotine, last used 1821

EtymologyEdit

From French guillotine, after Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, who proposed its use for capital punishment.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪl.ə.tiːn/, /ˈɡiː.ə.tiːn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

guillotine (plural guillotines)

  1. A machine used for the application of capital punishment by decapitation, consisting of a tall upright frame from which is suspended a heavy diagonal-edged blade.
  2. A device used for cutting stacks of paper to straight edges, usually by means of a hinged blade attached to a flat platform.
  3. (politics, informal) A cloture; a motion that debate be ended and a vote taken.
  4. A surgical instrument for cutting the tonsils.

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VerbEdit

guillotine (third-person singular simple present guillotines, present participle guillotining, simple past and past participle guillotined)

  1. (transitive) To execute, cut or cut short (a person, a stack of paper or a debate) by use of a guillotine.
  2. (transitive) To end discussion on a parliamentary bill by invoking cloture.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French guillotine. Named after Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. First attested in the early 1790s.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɡi.oːˈti.nə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: guil‧lo‧ti‧ne
  • Rhymes: -inə

NounEdit

guillotine f (plural guillotines, diminutive guillotinetje n)

  1. guillotine
    Synonym: valbijl

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

After Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, who proposed its use for capital punishment. The surname is a diminutive of Guillot.

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NounEdit

guillotine f (plural guillotines)

  1. guillotine (machine)

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VerbEdit

guillotine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of guillotiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of guillotiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of guillotiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of guillotiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of guillotiner

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VerbEdit

guillotine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of guillotinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of guillotinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of guillotinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of guillotinar.