[oh-muh-fey-juh, -jee-uh]
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Origin of omophagia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek ōmophagía, equivalent to ōmó(s) raw + -phagia -phagy
Related formso·mo·phag·ic [oh-muh-faj-ik] /ˌoʊ məˈfædʒ ɪk/, o·moph·a·gous [oh-mof-uh-guh s] /oʊˈmɒf ə gəs/, adjectiveo·moph·a·gist [oh-mof-uh-jist] /oʊˈmɒf ə dʒɪst/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for omophagous

cannibalistic, omophagous, predacious

British Dictionary definitions for omophagous


omophagy (əʊˈmɒfədʒɪ)

  1. the eating of raw food, esp meat
Derived Formsomophagic (ˌəʊməˈfædʒɪk) or omophagous (əʊˈmɒfəɡəs), adjective

Word Origin for omophagia

C18: via New Latin from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + -phagia; see -phagy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for omophagous

1857, from omophagia (1706), from Greek, literally "eating raw flesh," from omos "raw" (see omo-) + phagein "to eat" (see -phagous).

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