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sparagmos

[ spuh-rag-muhs ]
/ spəˈræg məs /
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noun
the tearing to pieces of a live victim, as a bull or a calf, by a band of bacchantes in a Dionysian orgy.
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Origin of sparagmos

From the Greek word sparagmós literally, tearing

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