Etymology
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slain (adj.)

early 13c., from Old English (ge)slegen, past participle of slean "to smite, strike, beat" (see slay (v.)). The noun meaning "those who have been slain" is attested from mid-14c.

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Definitions of slain
1
slain (n.)
people who have been slain (as in battle);
2
slain (adj.)
killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors";
a picture of St. George and the slain dragon
From wordnet.princeton.edu