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" I don’t mean to be crude, but it appears that testosterone basically has two, and only two, major drives: fuck it or kill it," --Ken Wilber in a A Brief History of Everything."


"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets" --Voltaire [...]

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Kill refers to the act of causing the death of a living organism.

Etymology

From Middle English killen, kyllen, cüllen (“to strike, beat, cut”), possibly a variant of Old English cwellan (“to kill, murder, execute”) (see quell), or from Old Norse kolla (“to hit on the head, harm”) (compare Norwegian kylla (“to poll”), Middle Dutch kollen (“to knock down”), Icelandic kollur (“top, head”), see coll, cole). Compare also Middle Dutch killen, kellen (“to kill”), Middle Low German killen (“to ache strongly, to cause one great pain”), Middle High German kellen. Cognate with Albanian qëlloj (“to hit, strike”).

Namesakes

  • La Curée (The Kill), a novel by Émile Zola

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