ellesieg (ellesieg) wrote in 1word1day,

Tuesday Word: samostrel

A samostrel is a self-inflicted wound, primarily an injury inflicted in the hopes that will it allow one to avoid military service. It may also refer to a crossbow, or a toy gun or bow and arrow. Oddly enough, given its rather dark history, it is also apparently gaining ground as a synonym for "selfie."
Tags: noun, russian, s, wordsmith: ellesieg

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