Filicide vs Paternal - What's the difference?

filicide | paternal |


As a noun filicide

is a person who kills his or her own child.

As a adjective paternal is

of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family; as , "paternal grandfather" (one's father's father).

filicide

Noun

  • A person who kills his or her own child.
  • * 1982 , , Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 287:
  • Ned is running, panicked, [...] running for the cold hard road and the sanctuary of the Brunch farm like a filicide caught in the act.
  • The killing of one's own child.
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  • Usage notes

    Infanticide is the usual English term, especially if the victim is at or near infancy. Filicide implies specifically the killing of one's own son or daughter, especially biological and if the victim lived past infancy.

    See also

    * altruistic filicide * familicide * fratricide * homicide * parricide * sororicide * suicide * uxoricide * abortion, infanticide, neonaticide, prolicide

    paternal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family
  • paternal grandfather
  • Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.
  • Received or inherited from one's father.
  • * Dryden
  • their small paternal field of corn
  • Acting as a father
  • paternal filicide

    Derived terms

    * paternalism * paternalistic * paternally * paternal aunt * paternal cousin * paternal grandfather * paternal grandmother * paternal uncle

    Antonyms

    * maternal – mother

    Coordinate terms

    * avuncular – uncle * maternal – mother * materteral – aunt

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