cise & cide
are CISE & CIDE
. Here you will meet the Root CISE which means CUT
and comes from the Latin caedere & caesus. The first eight words on the list are derived from this root. The next groups of words are constructed with the Suffix CIDE which means to KILL
. It developed from the Latin word meaning CUT, and thus both forms are treated together.
1. Incise : in CISE (in size’) v.
Cut into; as, incise an abscess or infection
2. Concise : con CISE (kon sise’) adj.
Cut short; all non-essentials cut off
3. Circumcise : circum CISE (sir’ kum size) v.
To cut around
4. Caesura : CAES ura (se zhur’ a) n.
A cut or break in line of verse
5. Decide : de CIDE (de side’) v.
To cut off uncertainty; reach a decision
6. Decisive : de CIS ive (de sie’ siv) adj.
Causing one to reach a decision
7. Excision : ex CIS ion (ek sizh’ un) n.
The cutting out; removing of
8. Precise : pre CISE (pre sise’) adj.
Cut exactly right; cut with precision
9. Microbicide : microbe CIDE (mi kroe’ bi side) n.
An agent which kills microbes
10. Autocide : auto CIDE (au’ to side) n.
The killing of self and others in an automotive vehicle
11. Fratricide : fratri CIDE (fra; tri side) n.
The killing of one’s brother
12. Homicide : homi CIDE (hom’ i side) n.
The killing of a human being
13. Genocide : geno CIDE (jen’ o side) n.
The killing of a race of people
14. Infanticide : infanti CIDE (in fant’ i side) n.
The killing of one’s infant
15. Patricide : patri CIDE (pa’ tri side) n.
The killing of one’s father
16. Suicide : sui CIDE (Sue’ i side) n.
The killing of oneself
17. Matricide : matri CIDE (ma’ tri side) n.
The killing of one’s mother