Kill Words

Latin for “kill” #

Latin Phrases: tend to add gravitas or significance.


To kill another human being is always murder; unless of course, it is accompanied by trumpets. Voltaire

The death of one person is a tragedy; the death of 50,000, becomes a statistic. Stalin

There are four kinds of homicides: felonious, excusable, justifiable and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another – the classification is for advantage of the lawyers.” * Ambrose Bierce

Democide is the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.

Tyrannicide is ending immunity of authorities.

The following words originating in Latin or Greek referring to Killing are less emotive than our more common words.

Uxoricide, fratricide, germicide, sororicide, infanticide, insecticide, femicide, genocide, Matricide, filicide, parricide, patricide, regicide, suicide, homicide, androcidal, omnicide, amicide, feticide, democide, tyrannicide, verbicide, ecocide

Which of the above words relate to killing:

  1. a brother
  2. one’s self
  3. any human being
  4. one’s mother
  5. insects
  6. one’s wife
  7. one’s sister
  8. everything
  9. germs
  10. one’s children
  11. any infant
  12. one’s father
  13. any near relative
  14. any woman
  15. a king
  16. An entire race
  17. A friend
  18. A fetus
  19. One’s husband
  20. immunity
  21. ecocide
  22. men

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