-cida

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Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

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-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 etc.) 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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