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EtymologyEdit

From slepkava (murderer, killer) +‎ -ība.

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NounEdit

slepkavība f (4th declension)

  1. murder, homicide (the unlawful killing of another human being)
    tīša slepkavībaintentional murder
    politiska slepkavībapolitical murder, assassination
    slepkavības mēģinājumsattempted murder
    slepkavība aiz mantkārībasmurder from greed
    masveida slepkavībamass murder, massacre
    slepkavība ar (iepriekšēju) nodomufirst-degree murder (lit. murder with previous intent)
    slepkavība bez iepriekšēja nodomamanslaughter (lit. murder without previous intent)
    tu tiec apsūdzēts sava brāļa slepkavībā; ko tu vari teikt šai sakarā?you are charged with your brother's murder; what can you say in this repsect?

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