- a person who kills a god.
- the act of killing a god.
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
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- the act of killing a god
- a person who kills a god
C17: from ecclesiastical Latin deicida, from Latin deus god; see -cide
Word Origin and History for deicidal
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