[ dee-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈdi əˌsaɪd /
a person who kills a god.
the act of killing a god.
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Origin of deicide
1605–15; < New Latin deicīda (def 1), deicīdium (def 2), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -cīda, -cīdium -cide
OTHER WORDS FROM deicidede·i·cid·al, adjective
Words nearby deicide
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British Dictionary definitions for deicidal
/ (ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd) /
the act of killing a god
a person who kills a god
Derived forms of deicidedeicidal, adjective
Word Origin for deicide
C17: from ecclesiastical Latin deicida, from Latin deus god; see -cide
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