sparagmos

[spuh-rag-muh s]

Origin of sparagmos

From the Greek word sparagmós literally, tearing
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Word Origin and History for sparagmos
n.

ritual death of a hero in tragedy or myth, 1949, from Greek sparagmos, literally "tearing, rending."

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