In July 1977, having made millions producing a cannibal exploitation movie called Survive!
Fellow cops at the 26th Precinct in upper Manhattan wondered if they really had been working with a cannibal.
And cruder devices certainly deepen the effect of a name; Caliban is a rough anagram of “cannibal,” and Cassio contains an “ass.”
Amirpour's next project is one she bills as a “Texas cannibal love story.”
The headline: "Three Englishmen Saved From Boiling Pot By cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford."
We veil these cannibal appetites under highsounding names, speaking of Right and of Liberty.
In this connection it may be observed that the name "Mohawk" means "cannibal."
But the State is verily a giant, a cannibal to him now, with all the winds loose.
The Cyclops was also a giant and a cannibal, full of hostility; but mark the difference.
Cause and effect must correspond--the ethics of the cannibal epoch must triumphantly return.
"human that eats human flesh," 1550s, from Spanish canibal, caribal "a savage, cannibal," from Caniba, Christopher Columbus' rendition of the Caribs' name for themselves (see Caribbean). The natives were believed to be anthropophagites. Columbus, seeking evidence that he was in Asia, thought the name meant the natives were subjects of the Great Khan. Shakespeare's Caliban (in "The Tempest") is from a version of this word, with -n- and -l- interchanged, found in Hakluyt's "Voyages" (1599). The Spanish word had reached French by 1515. Used of animals from 1796. An Old English word for "cannibal" was selfæta.
Do you understand?: All right, class, that's all there is to it. Capeesh?/I owe it all to you. Strip Dealers School, capiche?/Sam fixed me with a pair of very cold eyes. ''Capish?'' he said
I understand: Ten tonight? Capeesh.
[1940s+; fr Italian capisci, ''Do you understand?'']