noun Etymology: Latin filius son & filia daughter + English -cide Date: 1665 the murder of one's own daughter or son

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  • Filicide — is the deliberate act of a parent killing his or her own son or daughter. The term can also be applied to the parent who has committed such an act. The word filicide derives from the Latin word filius meaning son . In some cultures, killing a… …   Wikipedia

  • Filicide — Fil i*cide, n. [L. filius son, filia daughter + caedere to kill.] The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filicide — [filisid] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1970; du lat. filius « fils », et cide. ❖ ♦ Rare. Meurtre de leurs enfants par les parents …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • filicide — (n.) 1660s, action of killing a son or daughter, from L. filius/filia son/daughter (see FILIAL (Cf. filial)) + CIDE (Cf. cide). Meaning one who kills a son or daughter is from 1823. Related: Filicidal …   Etymology dictionary

  • filicide — filicidal, adj. /fil euh suyd /, n. 1. a person who kills his or her son or daughter. 2. the act of killing one s son or daughter: Ancient myth contains numerous examples of filicide. [1655 65; < L fili(us) son (fili(a) daughter) + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • filicide — killing of one s own child Killing and Killers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • filicide — n. murder of a child by his parent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • filicide — [ fɪlɪsʌɪd] noun the killing of one s son or daughter. ↘a person who does this. Origin C17 from L. filius son , filia daughter + cide …   English new terms dictionary

  • filicide — fil·i·cide …   English syllables

  • filicide — /ˈfɪləsaɪd/ (say filuhsuyd) noun 1. someone who kills their son or daughter. 2. the act of killing one s son or daughter. {Latin fīlius son, fīlia daughter + cide} –filicidal /fɪləˈsaɪdəl/ (say filuh suyduhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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