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deicide

[dee-uh-sahyd] /ˈdi əˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a person who kills a god.
2.
the act of killing a god.
Origin of deicide
1605-1615
1605-15; < New Latin deicīda (def 1), deicīdium (def 2), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -cīda, -cīdium -cide
Related forms
deicidal, adjective
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deicide

/ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the act of killing a god
2.
a person who kills a god
Derived Forms
deicidal, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from ecclesiastical Latin deicida, from Latin deus god; see -cide
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Word Origin and History for deicide
n.

1610s, "the killing of a god;" 1650s, "one who kills a god," from Latin deus "god" (see Zeus) + -cida (see -cide).

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