If I had put “matricide” on the Internet right after I had finished it, you would not be interviewing me right now.
Nero's matricide was not a crime, in so far as it was a positive outward act.
Absolution to any parricide, matricide, or fratricide, for three ducats.
It must be confessed that a great deal of the peculiar guilt of matricide evaporates in the process of explanation.
Eumenides: The prophet (Apollo) bade thee then become a matricide?
To the Erinnys, matricide is the foulest of all crimes, for man is more nearly related to the mother than to the father.
Will she go to Rome and accuse me of matricide before the Senate and the people?
And was he now called upon to advise the most feasible way in which a matricide could be accomplished?
Erinnyes—Ay, rely on dead men's aid, When guilty of matricide!
During the Cimbric, P. Malleolus was guilty of the first matricide.
1590s, "action of killing one's mother," from French matricide, from Latin matricida "mother-killer," and matricidium "mother-killing," from comb. form of mater "mother" (see mother (n.1)) + -cida "killer," and -cidium "a killing," from caedere "to slay" (see -cide). Meaning "one who kills his mother" is 1630s. Related: Matricidal (adj.). Old English had moðorslaga "matricide, mother-slayer."
matricide mat·ri·cide (māt'rĭ-sīd')
The act of killing one's mother.