- racial extermination
- race murder
Other Word Forms of Genocide
Origin of Genocide
Coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959), a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, to describe what the Turkish government perpetrated against the Armenian people between about 1915 and 1918: the Armenian Genocide. From the stem of Ancient Greek γένος (génos, “race, kind”) or Latin gēns (“tribe, clan”) (as in genus), + -cide (“killing, killer”).
Greek genos race genə- in Indo-European roots –cide
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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