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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 10 months ago

Does anyone know the meaning of the word uxoricide?

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    well i didn't a minute ago but i do now

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  • 9 months ago

    Anyone who has studied Latin at school knows the word 'uxor', a wife.

    As homicide is the killing of a man, and fratricide is the killing of a brother, and pesticide is the killing of a pest, so uxoricide is the killing of your spouse.

    • John P
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      9 months agoReport

      Indeed an easy word to work out, if not already known, by scholars of Latin - "killing of wife". Note specifically "wife", not the general word "spouse" - which can refer to husband or wife. And in modern times, with same-sex marriage legal in many places, how do we refer to the "other half"?!

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  • 9 months ago

    Since the root word "uxori" means wife in Latin, and the suffix "cide" means to kill,

    it would be killing a wife.

    There's pesticide, homicide, suicide, and now. . . . .uxoricide.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Only after they look it up so they can copy paste it here and act like a smart asssss for spelling it right..

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  • geezer
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    9 months ago

    Uxoricide is the act of a man murdering his wife

    Mariticide is when a woman murders her husband

    .. not to be confused with Matricide which is murdering your mother.

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  • mars
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    10 months ago

    Yes, there are some who know it.

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  • 10 months ago

    It means the killing of a spouse. Uxor is the latin for spouse (husband/wife) and -cide refers to killing or murder, eg suicide = killing of self, genocide = killing of a people, homicide = killing of a man/person.

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  • audrey
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    10 months ago

    I can't even pronounce it, let alone know what it means. Sorry.

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  • Cara
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Yes, and I don't need to look it up. If you know what "uxorious" means, and you know what "homicide" and "suicide" mean, you can surely work it out.

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    • Cara
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      I expect you're right, but the question was phrased in an odd way, not asking for the definition.

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  • 10 months ago

    Yes, I do, and I didn't need to look it up, thanks to my high school Latin classes.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    I never heard of that word before and I am a native speaker of English.

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