Friday, 29 October 2010

Parricide definition quote

An interesting word I stumbled across while researching for Chapter 2.

par·ri·cide
–noun
1.
the act of killing one's father, mother, or other close relative.
2.
a person who commits such an act.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/parricide

2 comments:

tutorphil said...

nice... just lovely - and thanks for sharing.

Tom Beg said...

I'm using it symbolically to talk about the generational shift and stormy relationships that the Vietnam War created in families. Apocalypse Now for example has a parricidal theme to it.