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anthropophagy

[an-thruh-pof-uh-jee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the eating of human flesh; cannibalism.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Greek anthrōpophagía. See anthropo-, -phagy
Related forms
anthropophagic
[an-thruh-puh-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/ (Show IPA),
anthropophagical, anthropophagous
[an-thruh-pof-uh-guh s] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə gəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
anthropophagously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anthropophagous

anthropophagy

n.

"cannibalism," 1630s, from French anthropophagie, from Greek anthropophagia "an eating of men," from anthropophagos "man-eating; a man-eater," from anthropo- + stem of phagein "to eat" (see -phagous). Related: Anthropophagic; anthropophagism.

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