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Murder

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Fun Facts about the name Murder

  • When was the first name Murder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Murder is Monday, August 9th, 1926.
  • How unique is the name Murder? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Murder. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Murder: Your name in reverse order is Redrum. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Udrrem. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Murder" mean? The list below shows the origins of Murder as well as things modernly associated with the name Murder such as celebrities named Murder.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mur"der
The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.

Note: Murder in the second degree, in most jurisdictions, is a malicious homicide committed without a specific intention to take life.

Etymology: OE. morder morther, AS. morðor, fr. morð murder; akin to D. moord, OS. morð, G., Dan., & Sw. mord, Icel. morð, Goth. maúrþr, OSlav. mrēti to die, Lith. mirti, W. marw dead, L. mors mortis, death, mori moriri, to die, Gr. broto`sfor mroto`s) mortal, 'a`mbrotos immortal, Skr. mṛ to die, mṛta death. √105. Cf. Amaranth Ambrosia Mortal

verb Mur"der
Senses
  1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder (n.)
  2. To destroy; to put an end to."Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?" [Shak.]
  3. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.
    synonyms: To kill; assassinate; slay. See Kill.

Etymology: OE. mortheren murtheren, AS. myrðrian; akin to OHG. murdiren, Goth. maúrþrjan. See Murder (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
  2. Alter so as to make unrecognizable ("The tourists murdered the French language")
  3. Kill intentionally and with premeditation ("The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered")

From Middle English murder, murdre, mourdre "murder", alteration of earlier murthre (“murder”) (see murther) from Old English morþor (“secret slaying, unlawful killing”) and Old English myrþra (“murder, homicide”), both from Proto-Germanic *murþrą (“death, killing, murder”), from Proto-Indo-European *mrtro- (“killing”), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-, *mor-, *mr- (“to die”). Akin to Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌸𐍂 (maurþr, “murder”), Old High German mord (“murder”), Old Norse morð (“murder”), Old English myrþrian (“to murder”) and morþ.

The -d- in the Middle English form may have been influenced in part by Anglo-Norman murdre, from Medieval Latin murdrum from Old French murdre, from Frankish *murþra (“murder”), from the same Germanic root, though this may also have wholly been the result of internal development (compare burden, from burthen).

  1. (countable) An act of deliberate killing of another being, especially a human.
    There have been ten unsolved this year alone.
  2. (uncountable) The crime of deliberate killing of another human.
    The defendant was charged with .
  3. (uncountable, law, in jurisdictions which use the felony murder rule) The commission of an act which abets the commission of a crime the commission of which causes the death of a human.
  4. (uncountable, used as a predicative noun) Something terrible to endure.
    This headache is .
  5. (countable, collective) A group of crows; the collective noun for crows.

What does the name Murder mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Uis for useful, always to others.

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Dis for delight, a surprise from within.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Past life for Murder born Jun 16, 2001

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Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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