patricidal

patricide

[pa-truh-sahyd, pey]
noun
1.
the act of killing one's own father.
2.
a person who commits such an act.

Origin:
1585–95; patri- + -cide

patricidal, adjective

matricide, parricide, patricide.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To patricidal
Collins
World English Dictionary
patricide (ˈpætrɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  the act of killing one's father
2.  a person who kills his father
 
patri'cidal
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

patricide
1. "person who kills his father" (1593), 2. "act of killing one's father" (1625), from M.Fr. patricide, in both senses, from 1. L. patricida, 2. L. patricidium, from pater "father" + 1. cida "killer," 2. cidium "killing" (see -cide).

patricide
1593, from M.Fr. patricide, 1. "person who kills his father," 2. "act of killing one's father," from 1. L. patricida, 2. L. patricidium, from pater "father" + 1. cida "killer," 2. cidium "killing."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature