Common Lexeme


Keywords: violence, weapons

Pronunciation (IPA): slÉ™k 
Part of Speech: term noun verb 
Class: skurun 
Forms: slyk, slykca, slykka 
Glosses: bullet, shoot, gun, target 


The term 'slyk' came from the English word 'slug' and means 'bullet'. It is first attested in the early period but only became established as the 'correct' word for bullet in the early modern period.

Slyk is a productive word. The derived forms 'slykca' and 'slykka' mean gun and target respectively, although there are other words for these ideas. In a verb context, 'slyk' is a skurun verb and is a word for 'shoot'.

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