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An illustration of the blind Höðr killing Baldr, from an Icelandic 18th century manuscript.

EtymologyEdit

dei- +‎ -cide

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.saɪd/, /ˈdiː.ɪ.saɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdi.ə.saɪd/, /ˈdeɪ.ə.saɪd/
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NounEdit

deicide (countable and uncountable, plural deicides)

  1. The killing of a god or goddess; godslaughter.
  2. The killer of a god or goddess.
    Synonym: godkiller
  3. (Christianity, theology) The crucifixion of Jesus viewed as a crime.

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deicide f

  1. plural of deicida