Definitions

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  • n. One who slays his or her own kin; a parricide.

Etymologies

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kin +‎ slayer

Examples

  • As the realm seethes in discontent, the quiet, bookish King Aerys I Targaryen sits the Iron Throne but leaves the realm to be ruled decisively by his Hand, Lord Brynden Rivers, 'Bloodraven', a kinslayer who is said to be accursed in the sight of the gods and men.

    The Mystery Knight by George R.R. Martin

  • There it joins samizdat, policier, rustbelt, imbroglio, weltschwerz, kinslayer, cognomen and cartouche - all words that have tickled my fancy.

    Going to see the Changingman

  • But tell them it is Elric of Melnibone, nonetheless"Elric, destroyer of dreaming Imrryr, kinslayer and outcast.

    Elric At The End of Time

  • Come, sweet runeblade, come hell-forged kinslayer, your master needs thee ... "

    The Bane of The Black Sword

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