deicide

deicide

[dee-uh-sahyd]
noun
1.
a person who kills a god.
2.
the act of killing a god.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin deicīda (def 1), deicīdium (def 2), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -cīda, -cīdium -cide

deicidal, adjective
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deicide (ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  the act of killing a god
2.  a person who kills a god
 
[C17: from ecclesiastical Latin deicida, from Latin deus god; see -cide]
 
dei'cidal
 
adj

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deicide
1610s, "the killing of a god;" 1650s, "one who kills a god," formed as if from Mod.L. *deicidium, from deus "god" (see Zeus) + -cida (see -cide).
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