英 ['frætrɪsaɪd] 美 ['frætrɪsaɪd]
  • n. 杀害兄弟者;杀兄弟的行为
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fratricide 杀兄弟罪

frater, 兄弟。-cid, 杀,词源同herbicide.

fratricide (n.)
mid-15c., "person who kills a brother;" 1560s, "act of killing a brother," from Latin fratricida "brother-slayer," from frater "brother" (see brother) + cida "killer;" in the later use from cidum "a killing," both from caedere "to kill, to cut down" (see -cide). Among several Old English words for this were broðorbana "one who kills a brother;" broðorcwealm "act of killing a brother."