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slain

 (slān)
v.
Past participle of slay.

slain

(sleɪn)
vb
the past participle of slay

slay

(sleɪ)

v. slew, slain, slay•ing. v.t.
1. to kill by violence.
2. to destroy; extinguish.
3. Slang. to impress strongly; overwhelm, esp. by humor: Your jokes slay me.
4. Obs. to strike.
v.i.
5. to kill or murder.
[before 900; Middle English sleen, slayn, Old English slēan, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse slā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic slahan to strike]
slay′a•ble, adj.
slay′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slain - people who have been slain (as in battle)slain - people who have been slain (as in battle)
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
Adj.1.slain - killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain dragon"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
Translations

slain

[sleɪn]
A. PP of slay
B. NPL the slainlos caídos mpl

slain

[sleɪn]
1. pp of slay
2. npl (liter) the slaini caduti
References in classic literature ?
The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile.
The grim and greedy one was soon prepared, savage and fierce, and in sleep he seized upon thirty of the thanes, and thence he again departed exulting in his prey, to go home with the carcases of the slain, to reach his own dwelling.
Grendel indeed was slain, but his mother, an ogre almost as fierce as he, was ready to avenge him.
The water-witch was slain, and rejoicing, the hero returned to Hrothgar.
little did those evil children guess who should be the slayers and who should be the slain before that sun sank!
Show them to me truly, and your gifts shall be great; and for them, if they be a nation, they shall be slain.
Chaka drew near, and looked at the piled-up heaps of the slain and the cloud of dust that yet hung over them.
He may not indeed destroy the framework of the received legends--the fact, for instance, that Clytemnestra was slain by Orestes and Eriphyle by Alcmaeon but he ought to show invention of his own, and skilfully handle the traditional material.
Croiset remark, the abusive Thersites in the "Aethiopis" is clearly copied from the Thersites of the "Iliad"; in the same poem Antilochus, slain by Memnon and avenged by Achilles, is obviously modelled on Patroclus.
If this man can come back alive after having been sold over into Lemnos, I shall have the Trojans also whom I have slain rising from the world below.
Priam married his daughter along with many other women and two sons were born of her, both of whom you will have slain.
None the less miserably shall you perish till there is not a man of you but has paid in full for the death of Patroclus and the havoc you wrought among the Achaeans whom you have slain while I held aloof from battle.