plural sicarii
often capitalized
: one of a party of Zealots and terrorists resorting to murder in attempting to expel the Romans from ancient Palestine a.d. 52–60

Word History


Latin, assassin, murderer, from sica dagger; akin to Latin secare to cut

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“Sicarius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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