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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
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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.
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.
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).
Werewolves even appeared among depictions of the monstrous races from Pliny's Natural History, such as pygmies, anthropophagi, cynocephali, Arimaspians, Blemmyae, Essedones, and Hyperboreans in the German Esopi appologi siue mythologi cum quibusdam carminum etfabularum additionibus Sebastiani Brant, a collection whose second part gives a variety of fables, proverbs, riddles, and portents adapted from classical and folk sources, each with an accompanying woodcut (see Fig.
RW: In the Monstrumologist, Will Henry knows the Anthropophagi live and eat in the pit and tunnels (bones are scattered all over
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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).