- the act of murdering one's parent, someone having a similar relationship, or a close relative
Origin of parricideL parricidium a person who does this
Origin of parricideFrench ; from Classical Latin parricida, earlier paricida ; from Indo-European base an unverified form p?sos, a relative (from source Classical Greek p?os, one related by marriage) + Classical Latin -cida, -cide
- The killing of one's father, mother, or other near relative.
- The killing of the ruler of one's country.
- One who commits parricide.
Origin of parricideLatin parric&imacron;dium and parric&imacron;da : pari-, parri-, kin + -c&imacron;dium. -c&imacron;da, -cide.
From Middle French parricide, from Latin parricida, of uncertain origin. Equivalent to +"Ž -cide.