anthropophagi

[ an-thruh-pof-uh-jahy, -gahy ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒf əˌdʒaɪ, -ˌgaɪ /

plural noun, singular an·thro·poph·a·gus [an-thruh-pof-uh-guh s] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒf ə gəs/.

eaters of human flesh; cannibals.

Origin of anthropophagi

1545–55; < Latin, plural of anthrōpophagus cannibal < Greek anthrōpophágos man-eating. See anthropo-, -phage, -phagous
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anthropophagi

/ (ˌænθrəˈpɒfəˌɡaɪ) /

pl n singular -gus (-ɡəs)

cannibals

Word Origin for anthropophagi

C16: from Latin, from Greek anthrōpophagos; see anthropo-, -phagy
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