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anthropophagus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin. More rare than the plural anthropophagi. Attested in the 1623 edition of Shakespeare's Othello.

NounEdit

anthropophagus (plural anthropophagi)

  1. A man-eater, cannibal.
    • 1831, T. Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, 1858, p. 23
      That same hair-mantled, flint-hurling Aboriginal Anthropophagus.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀνθρωποϕάγος (anthrōpoϕágos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

anthrōpophagus m (genitive anthrōpophagī); second declension

  1. cannibal, man-eater.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anthrōpophagus anthrōpophagī
genitive anthrōpophagī anthrōpophagōrum
dative anthrōpophagō anthrōpophagīs
accusative anthrōpophagum anthrōpophagōs
ablative anthrōpophagō anthrōpophagīs
vocative anthrōpophage anthrōpophagī