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deicide

[ dee-uh-sahyd ]

noun

  1. a person who kills a god.
  2. the act of killing a god.


deicide

/ ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd /

noun

  1. the act of killing a god
  2. a person who kills a god


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Derived Forms

  • ˌdeiˈcidal, adjective
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Other Words From

  • dei·cidal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of deicide1

1605–15; < New Latin deicīda deicide ( def 1 ), deicīdium deicide ( def 2 ), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -cīda, -cīdium -cide
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Word History and Origins

Origin of deicide1

C17: from ecclesiastical Latin deicida, from Latin deus god; see -cide
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Example Sentences

Guilty of this homicide, and this regicide, and this deicide, confess your guilt to-day.

She condoned his blasphemies concerning the priests because of his aversion towards the deicide race.

How real is the pretended power which the deicide chemists are alleged to wield?

Jewish persecution had its completion in the ruin of the deicide city.

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