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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.
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pl n, sing -gus (-ɡəs)
[C16: from Latin, from Greek anthrōpophagos; see anthropo-, -phagy]
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(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]
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[ˌænθrəʊˈpɒfəgaɪ] NPLantropófagos mpl
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"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.
These Parisian cockneys are sometimes real anthropophagi. I cannot conceive how men, Christians, can make such speculations."
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.
In the tradition of Herodotus and Pliny, Othello "speaks a story of travel and natural history, his exotic diction calling up cannibals and Anthropophagi," and I add: "Travel and otherness come home to help create a local theatre in London, which, being the centre of England, becomes a national theatre." Both Richard Hakluyt the Younger and Shakespeare employ translation to forge a national language, literature and culture.
They have the custom as the Roman Patrician Ludovico di Varthema says, of selling their parents when they are old to a people called Anthropophagi who kill and eat them.
He then releases the rest of the prisoners in order to allow them to go out and spread stories of what appear to be anthropophagi (51).
--The putse fly (Cordylobia anthropophagi) was first described in Senegal in 1362.
RW: In the Monstrumologist, Will Henry knows the Anthropophagi live and eat in the pit and tunnels (bones are scattered all over!), but he still enters their lair.
(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" (1.3.161).
When Othello tells stories of the Anthropophagi (136), does it disrupt Desdemona's construction as mummy to describe her ear as "greedy"?
They was identified to be second stage larvae of Tumbu fly-Cordylobia anthropophagi. He was further advised oral and local antibiotics with analgesics.