parricide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French parricide, from Latin parricida, of uncertain origin. Equivalent to +‎ -cide.

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Noun[edit]

parricide (plural parricides)

  1. Someone who kills a relative, especially a parent.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear II.i:
      I told him the reuenging Gods, / ’Gainst Paricides did all the thunder bend [...].
  2. The killing of a relative, especially a parent.
  3. The killing of a ruler, or other authority figure; treason.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

parricide m (plural parricides)

  1. parricide, murder of one's close relative
  2. (by extension) someone who commits parricide

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

parricide f

  1. plural form of parricida

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

parricide m (plural parricides)

  1. parricide (killing of one's own father)
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais, book II, chapter 5:
      [] par ce que ces oysillons ne cessoient de l'accuser faucement du meurtre de son pere. Ce parricide jusques lors avoit esté occulte et inconnu
      [] because these baby birds wouldn't stop falsely accusing him of the murder of his father. This parricide until now had been unknown

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