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sparagmos

[spuh-rag-muh s] /spəˈræg məs/
noun
1.
the tearing to pieces of a live victim, as a bull or a calf, by a band of bacchantes in a Dionysian orgy.
Origin
< Greek sparagmós literally, tearing
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n.

ritual death of a hero in tragedy or myth, 1949, from Greek sparagmos, literally "tearing, rending."

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