Man-eaters believed to live in distant regions of the world; part of the exotica which filled the medieval imagination for want of real knowledge. [< Gr. anthropophagos = anthropos = man + phagos = eating]

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  • Anthropophagi — An thro*poph a*gi, n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. ? eating men; ? man + + ? to eat.] Man eaters; cannibals. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropophagi — [an΄thrō päf′ə jī΄, an΄thrəpäf′ə jī] pl.n. sing. anthropophagus [an΄thrə päf′ə gəs] [L, pl. of anthropophagus < Gr anthrōpophagos, a man eater < anthrōpos (see ANTHROPO ) + phagos (see PHAGOUS)] cannibals …   English World dictionary

  • ANTHROPOPHAGI — I. ANTHROPOPHAGI Scythiae populi humanâ carne vescentes, siti sunt ad Orientem, ac Septentrionem, Massagetis finitimi, circa quos tristissima solitudo, et mare, quod Thabin vocant. Plin. l. 4. c. 12. et l. 6. c. 30. II. ANTHROPOPHAGI sunt quoque… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Anthropophagi — The term anthropophagi ( cannibals ) may refer to one of the following:*Creatures from English folklore with no heads and a mouth in their chests. Their diminutive brain was located in their groin, and their eyes on their shoulders. While they… …   Wikipedia

  • anthropophagi — /an threuh pof euh juy , guy /,, sing. anthropophagus / euh geuhs/. eaters of human flesh; cannibals. [1545 55; < L, pl. of ANTHROPOPHAGUS cannibal < Gk anthropophágos man eating. See ANTHROPO , PHAGE, PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthropophagi — n. cannibal, human being that eats human flesh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthropophagi — [ˌanθrə pɒfəgʌɪ] plural noun (in legends) cannibals. Origin C16: from L., from Gk anthrōpophagos man eating …   English new terms dictionary

  • anthropophagi — n. pl. Cannibals, man eaters …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • anthropophagi — an•thro•poph•a•gi [[t]ˌæn θrəˈpɒf əˌdʒaɪ, ˌgaɪ[/t]] n. pl. sing. a•gus [[t] ə gəs[/t]] ant eaters of human flesh; cannibals • Etymology: 1545–55; < L, pl. of anthrōpophagus cannibal < Gk anthrōpophágos man eating. See anthropo , phagous …   From formal English to slang

  • anthropophagi — /ænθrəˈpɒfəgaɪ/ (say anthruh pofuhguy) plural noun (singular anthropophagus /ænθrəˈpɒfəgəs/ (say anthruh pofuhguhs)) eaters of humans; cannibals. {Latin, plural of anthrōpophagus, from Greek anthrōpophagos} …   Australian English dictionary

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