matricide

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Etymology[edit]

From French matricide, from Latin mātricīda (person who kills his own mother) and mātricīdium (the murder of one's mother). Surface etymology is matri- +‎ -cide.

Noun[edit]

matricide (countable and uncountable, plural matricides)

  1. The killing of one's mother.
    Gerald was imprisoned for matricide: he strangled his mother.
  2. A person who kills his or her mother.
    Nancy was a matricide; it happened four years ago.

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

matricide m (plural matricides)

  1. matricide (crime)

Noun[edit]

matricide m or f (plural matricides)

  1. matricide (person)

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