Origin of parricide
Examples from the Web for parricide
The indignity with which he is said to have scouted this parricide proposition, was equally worthy of his virtue and wisdom.
Surely the very fiends feel a reverential awe for virtue and patriotism, whilst they detest the parricide and traitor.
After a parricide, a fratricide was nothing to him, and he executed it with a Machiavellism full of atrocious precautions.The Rebel Chief|Gustave Aimard
The wicked woman ceased not daylye to animate and prouoke hir husbande from one parricide to an other.The Palace of Pleasure|William Painter
The word "parricide," and what is worse, "Huguenot," flies from mouth to mouth throughout the province.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for parricide
Word Origin for parricide
Word Origin and History for parricide
1. "person who kills a parent or near relative" (1550s), also 2. "act of killing parent or near relative" (1560s), both from Middle French parricide (13c. in sense 1, 16c. in sense 2), from 1. Latin parricida, 2. Latin parricidium, probably from parus "relative" (of uncertain origin, but cf. Greek paos, peos "relation," Sanskrit purushah "man") + 1. cida "killer," 2. cidium "killing," both from caedere (see -cide).