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n. pl. an·thro·poph·a·gi (-jī′)
A person who eats human flesh; a cannibal.

[Latin anthrōpophagus, from Greek anthrōpophagos, man-eating : anthrōpo-, anthropo- + -phagos, -phagous.]

an′thro·po·phag′ic (-pə-făj′ĭk), an′thro·poph′a·gous (-pŏf′ə-gəs) adj.
an′thro·poph′a·gy (-jē) n.


pl n, sing -gus (-ɡəs)
[C16: from Latin, from Greek anthrōpophagos; see anthropo-, -phagy]


(ˌæn θrəˈpɒf əˌdʒaɪ, -ˌgaɪ), sing. -a•gus (-ə gəs)
eaters of human flesh; cannibals.
[1545–55; < Latin, pl. of anthrōpophagus cannibal < Greek anthrōpophágos man-eating. See anthropo-, -phagous]


[ˌænθrəʊˈpɒfəgaɪ] NPLantropófagos mpl
References in classic literature ?
These Parisian cockneys are sometimes real anthropophagi.
A white man's dog, adrift among the anthropophagi of Malaita, would experience all such sensations and, just as naturally, a white man's woman, a Wife- Woman, a dear, delightful Villa Kennan woman, can of herself imagine such a dog's experiences and deem his silly noises a recital of them, failing to recognize them as projections of her own delicious, sensitive, sympathetic self.
And through all this he drifted, ever pursued by the flitting shadows of the anthropophagi, themselves ghosts of evil that dared not face him in battle but that knew that, soon or late, they would feed on him.
9) Othello's tales to Desdemona, which include wonders such as the Anthropophagi, are in a fantastic vein, and he remembers Desdemona's mystified exclamations regarding her own emotional response: "'twas strange, 'twas passing strange" (1.
When Othello tells stories of the Anthropophagi (136), does it disrupt Desdemona's construction as mummy to describe her ear as "greedy"?
When Thomas Browne claims that we are all cannibals, he does so not with the intent to languor in a paralysis of relativistic mumbling but to effect changes in how we live in the material world: "we are what we all abhor, anthropophagi and cannibals, / devourers not only of men, but of ourselves; and that not in an / allegory, but a positive truth; for all this mass of flesh which we / behold, came in at our mouths: this frame wee look upon, hath / been upon our trenchers; In brief, we have devoured our selves" (74).
Similarly, the series people-eaters, anthropophagi, and cannibals show decreasing transparency, but all three select as modifiers equivalents to circumstantials such as those in They eat people occasionally/ voraciously.
47) Paganel describes Maori as 'the most cruel, not to say the most gluttonous of anthropophagi.