omophagia


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omophagia

(ˌəʊməˈfeɪdʒɪə) or

omophagy

n
the eating of raw food, esp meat
[C18: via New Latin from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + -phagia; see -phagy]
omophagic, omophagous adj

omophagia

Rare. the eating of raw meat, especially as part of an initiation ritual. — omophagic, adj.
See also: Flesh
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Noun1.omophagia - the eating of raw food
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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Omophagia, the eating of raw flesh, is also commonly ascribed to maenads.
gt; The religious rites also included the violent acts of sparagmos, the rending apart a sacrificial animal and omophagia, the joy of eating raw flesh.