matricide


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to matricide: Mariticide

mat·ri·cide

 (măt′rĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The act of killing one's mother.
2. One who kills one's mother.

[Latin mātricīdium and mātricīda : mātri-, matri- + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

mat′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

matricide

(ˈmætrɪˌsaɪd; ˈmeɪ-)
n
1. the act of killing one's own mother
2. a person who kills his mother
[C16: from Latin mātrīcīdium (the act), mātrīcīda (the agent). See matri-, -cide]
ˌmatriˈcidal adj

mat•ri•cide

(ˈmæ trɪˌsaɪd, ˈmeɪ-)

n.
1. the act of killing one's mother.
2. a person who kills his or her mother.
[1585–95; < Latin]
mat`ri•cid′al, adj.

matricide

1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. a person who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
See also: Parents
1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. a person who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
See also: Killing
1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. one who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
See also: Mother
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matricide - a person who murders their mother
parricide - someone who kills his or her parent
2.matricide - the murder of your mother
parricide - the murder of your own father or mother
Translations

matricide

[ˈmeɪtrɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → matricidio m
2. (= person) → matricida mf

matricide

n (= act)Muttermord m; (= person)Muttermörder(in) m(f)

matricide

[ˈmætrɪˌsaɪd] n (crime) → matricidio; (person) → matricida m/f

mat·ri·cide

n. matricidio.
References in classic literature ?
Tierra del Fuego, first arrival -- Good Success Bay -- An Account of the Fuegians on board -- Interview With the Savages -- Scenery of the Forests -- Cape Horn -- Wigwam Cove -- Miserable Condition of the Savages -- Famines -- Cannibals -- Matricide -- Religious Feelings -- Great Gale -- Beagle Channel -- Ponsonby Sound -- Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians -- Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel -- Glaciers -- Return to the Ship -- Second Visit in the Ship to the Settlement -- Equality of Condition amongst the Natives.
While he also stated matricide and several others, it was Jaime's subtle reaction to Tyrion's mention of patricide that was the real hint.
He covers theatre and theodicy, reperformance and recognition, chorus and character, and matricide and madness.
In the days before he murdered Jo, he had spent time in Birstall Library searching the internet for information about the Waffen SS - the armed wing of the Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan, as well as serial killers and matricide (his racism has been tied back to his mum's relationship with a black man when he was growing up).
In the days before he murdered Jo, he had spent time in Birstall Library searching the internet for information about the Waffen SS - the armed wing of the Nazi Party - the Ku Klux Klan, as well as serial killers and matricide (his racism has been tied back to his mum's relationship with a black man when he was growing up).
He also allegedly searched for the Ku Klux Klan, former BNP leaders, and matricide, the court heard.
The matricide suspect who gave himself in to police will not appear in court Saturday as he has been compulsorily hospitalised at Athalassa psychiatric hospital after being examined by a psychiatrist.
While there are numerous "ways in" to analyzing Mama, the ideas of Julia Kristeva, specifically her comments on matricide and the symbolic order (6) are especially useful to our understanding of how Mama envelopes multiple characters in a drama of complex family and psychological dynamics, as well as the varying degrees of success the characters have in navigating traumatic experiences.
s]ober and calculating in her preparation for matricide.
David Konstan vividly proposes that "the horror naturally attaching to matricide dissolves the authority of divine ordinances, and renders moot the justice of the cause" (1985, 177).
Anti-Oedipus: from the "most beloved mother" to matricide
Eventually he abandoned the Hulme-Parker matricide and concentrated instead on the 1959 massacre that produced In Cold Blood.