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If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
Meg Greenfield

Meaning of "matricide" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MATRICIDE

From Latin mātrīcīdium (the act), mātrīcīda (the agent).
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PRONUNCIATION OF MATRICIDE

matricide  [ˈmætrɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MATRICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Matricide is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MATRICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of matricide in the English dictionary

The definition of matricide in the dictionary is the act of killing one's own mother. Other definition of matricide is a person who kills his mother.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MATRICIDE


acaricide
əˈkærɪˌsaɪd
bactericide
bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd
countryside
ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd
fratricide
ˈfrætrɪˌsaɪd
herbicide
ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
Merseyside
ˈmɜːzɪˌsaɪd
parricide
ˈpærɪˌsaɪd
patricide
ˈpætrɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
silicide
ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd
sororicide
səˈrɒrɪˌsaɪd
Speyside
ˈspeɪˌsaɪd
sporicide
ˈspɔːrɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
uxoricide
ʌkˈsɔːrɪˌsaɪd
viricide
ˈvaɪrɪˌsaɪd
wayside
ˈweɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MATRICIDE

matriarch
matriarchal
matriarchalism
matriarchate
matriarchic
matriarchies
matriarchy
matric
matrices
matricidal
matriclinic
matriclinous
matricula
matriculant
matricular
matriculate
matriculation
matriculator
matriculatory
matrifocal

WORDS THAT END LIKE MATRICIDE

algicide
assisted suicide
biopesticide
culpable homicide
decide
deicide
feticide
filicide
foeticide
fungicide
germicide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
liberticide
miticide
negligent homicide
nematicide
raticide
rodenticide
spermicide
tyrannicide

Synonyms and antonyms of matricide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «matricide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MATRICIDE

Find out the translation of matricide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of matricide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «matricide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

弑母
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

matricidio
570 millions of speakers

English

matricide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मातृहत्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قاتل أمه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

матереубийство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

matricídio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাতৃহত্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

matricide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Matrikid
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Muttermord
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

母親殺し
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모친 살해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Matriks
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tội giết mẹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாய்க்கொலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Matricide
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ana katili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

matricidio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

matkobójcą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

матеревбивство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

matricid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μητροκτόνος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moeder moord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

modermord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

matricide
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of matricide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MATRICIDE»

The term «matricide» is regularly used and occupies the 90.287 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MATRICIDE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «matricide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «matricide» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about matricide

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QUOTES WITH «MATRICIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word matricide.
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Meg Greenfield
If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MATRICIDE»

Discover the use of matricide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to matricide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother
In her radical rereading of the Greek myth Oresteia, Amber Jacobs hopes to rectify the occlusion of the mother and reinforce her role as an active agent in the laws that determine and reinforce our cultural organization.
Amber Jacobs, 2013
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Matricide at St. Martha's: A Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack ...
St. Martha’s College, Cambridge, had been staggering along on a shoestring for decades.
Ruth Dudley Edwards, 2011
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Matricide in Language: Writing Theory in Kristeva and Woolf
The nexus of psychoanalytic, literary, and philosophical approaches in this book focuses on an intertextual reading of Woolf and Kristeva in order to address the enigma of the persistent suppression of women's contributions to culture.
Miglena Nikolchina, 2004
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Matricide
A lesbian love affair between a 30-year-old school teacher and a 60-year-old poet at a writers' conference.
Carla Tomaso, 1994
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Expert Modernists, Matricide and Modern Culture: Woolf, ...
In the process, modernist innovations became the basis of a new expert authority and the measure of a modern cultural class, as cultural reproduction assumed the centrality once accorded biological reproduction and the bourgeois family.
Lois Cucullu, 2004
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The Electra Plays
This milder characterization makes the matricide far more problematic than in Aeschylus, and that, clearly, is Euripides' point. As the children execute the murder plot the differences from Aeschylus coalesce to produce a very different picture of ...
Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Peter Meineck, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig
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Matricide: The Tragedy on Prospect Hill
To rescue herself, she finds she must uncover the hidden roots of civilization. This is a tale of modern man at the crossroads: do we go to a Brave New World or to a new Renaissance?
Vincent L. Lombardi, 1999
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The Undead Mother: Psychoanalytic Explorations of ...
For Julia Kristeva matricide and separation from mother are synonymous. In Black Sun she writes: For man and for woman the loss of the mother is a biological and psychic necessity, the first step on the way to becoming autonomous.
Christina Wieland, 2002
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Love's Return: Psychoanalytic Essays on Childhood, Teaching, ...
And yet, as Nikolchina observes, there is “no symmetry between patricide and matricide. Patricide produces lineage; matricide is perpetuated as the erasure of the 'name of the mother'” (p. 3). while Nikolchina finds the violence of matricide ...
Gail Masuchika Boldt, Paula M. Salvio, 2006
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Matricide
Study aims to expand the current research on matricide by looking specifically at the characteristics of offenders, victims, and circumstances of the crime according to the race of the victim.
Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MATRICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term matricide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Obama Administration Notches Another Win in Fight Over …
But Munchausen by Proxy perp you prefers infanticide and matricide over “baby-killing” CONTRACEPTION. Sosefina intentionally smothered ... «RH Reality Check, Jul 15»
2
When a parent is killed: family tragedy is often a mark of our broader …
Parricide offences in Australia typically involve adult sons killing fathers (patricide), although sons killing their mother (matricide) does occur. «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
3
Comparing and Contrasting the Class Struggle in Latin America …
... Mama) while in Bolivia he opened the Tipnis national reserve to oil and mining exploitation - committing Matricide against Pacha Mama! «The People's Voice, Jul 15»
4
SDCC 2015: 'Family Guy' Panel & Official Trailer!
The show about a dysfunctional Rhode Island family, including a sociopathic baby with matricide on his mind, and a borderline alcoholic talking ... «Geeks of Doom, Jul 15»
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Peter Jackson's 'Heavenly Creatures' at Film Forum
... Peter Jackson recounted a case of matricide in the 1950s in Christchurch, New Zealand. That film, “Heavenly Creatures” — playing Friday in ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Supreme Court's Elonis decision undercuts efforts to address …
Mr. Elonis also wrote on his sister-in-law's wall that his son should go trick-or- treating as "matricide" with his mother's head on a stick. He also ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
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Joe Dowd: Greece is too big to fail
Just like “The Orestia,” the playwright Aeschylus' trilogy of murder, matricide and the Electra complex, it depends on how you read it. Pundits of ... «Long Island Business News, Jul 15»
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Comparing And Contrasting Class Struggle In Latin America: 2000 …
... of the Mother Earth (Pacha Mama) and in Bolivia opened the Tipnis national reserve to oil and mining exploitation, committing Matricide! «Eurasia Review, Jul 15»
9
All Feminists Should Embrace the Women-Centered Agenda
I'm not asking them to send their foremothers a thank you note; I'm just asking them to not commit matricide. In other words, give Hillary Clinton ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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EXCLUSIVE DETAILS — Lake Worth Bloodbath: Killer Thought His …
Former Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Thomas Schnieders, accused of matricide! (PBSO photo). So, the report reads, sometime ... «Gossip Extra, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Matricide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/matricide>. Oct 2020 ».
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