Complete Definition of "fratricide"

English

Etymology
L. From frater: brother + caedere: to kill.

Noun
en-noun

  1. The killing of one's brother (or sister).
  2. A person who commits this crime.

#*1936: H A L Fisher: A History of Europe: Edward Arnold Publishers P.376.
#*:"The conversion of Russia to Christianity was effected, it would seem by a monster of cruelty and lust. That Vladimir (980 - 1015) was a fratricide, who maintained 3,500 concubines, has not prevented his canonization as a saint."

  1. military|by extension The killing of a comrade in arms or one who commits this act (intentionally or unintentionally).

#*1999, Richard M. Swain, Lucky War: Third Army in Desert Storm, DIANE Publishing, p. 180
#*:"From January on, Third Army also spent a good deal of energy trying to solve the problem of fratricide, the killing or injuring of one's own forces by what is ironically called 'friendly fire,'..."

Translations
trans-top|killing of one's sibling
Finnish: t|fi|veljensurma (of a brother)
German: Brudermord m (of a brother)
trans-mid
Slovene: bratomor m
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trans-top|person who commits this crime
Finnish: t|fi|veljensurmaaja
German: Brudermörder m, Brudermörderin f
trans-mid
Slovene: bratomorilec m
trans-bottom

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ttbc|Serbian: bratoubistvo, bratoubica m or f
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Related terms
homicide â murder
patricide â murder of father
regicide â murder of king
friendly fire (military)

Category:Death

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