- 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 parricīdium parricīda pāri-, parri- kin -cīdium -cīda -cide
From Middle French parricide, from Latin parricida, of uncertain origin. Equivalent to +"Ž -cide.