-cida

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Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-cīda (genitive -cīdae)

  1. one who kills

Usage notes[edit]

The object of the killing precedes this suffix and is in the genitive case. (e.g., fratriscida rather than fratercida &c.) Latin words ending with this suffix are masculine nouns of the first declension.

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Portuguese[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-cida m, f

  1. -cide (killer of)
    fungo (fungus) + -cidafungicida (fungicide)

Usage notes[edit]

Masculine when referring to males and things, feminine when referring to females.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -cīda, from the base of caedō (I cut, strike, kill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-cida m, f

  1. -cide (denoting a person or substance that kills)
  2. -cidal

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