anthropophagus

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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.

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