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deicide

[ dee-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈdi əˌsaɪd /
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noun
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 deicide

de·i·cid·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for deicide

deicide
/ (ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd) /

noun
the act of killing a god
a person who kills a god

Derived forms of deicide

deicidal, adjective

Word Origin for deicide

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