sparagmos

[ spuh-rag-muh s ]
/ spəˈræg məs /

noun

the tearing to pieces of a live victim, as a bull or a calf, by a band of bacchantes in a Dionysian orgy.

Origin of sparagmos

From the Greek word sparagmós literally, tearing
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