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MORIN, Alejandro. No words: Notes on the inexistence of the term 'suicida' in Classical and Medieval Latin. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2008, n.12, pp. 159-166. ISSN 1851-1724.
The word 'suicida' is not practically detected until the XVIIth century, and this fact explains the forced use of periphrasis or related terms that accomplished on the one hand the function of designing suicides but involved on the other senses that exceeded an aseptic notion of autoinflicted death. The objective of this article is to raise the problem of the nonexistence of this term 'suicida' in classical and medieval Latin, approaching the interpretations already tried in some works dedicated to the history of suicide in Antiquity and Middle Ages.
Palabras clave : Suicide; Homicide; Lexicon; Classical Latin; Medieval Latin.