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 (anthrōpoϕagos).

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
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 11:42