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anthropophagus (s) (noun)
, anthropophagi (pl)
1. A reference to someone who eats the flesh of other human beings; cannibalism.
2. Etymology: the word cannibal
comes from Spanish canibal
, "a savage, cannibal"; from , "brave men".
The natives were believed to be anthropophagites. Columbus, seeking evidence that he was in Asia, thought the name meant the natives were subjects of the Great Khan.
Cannibalism also refers to an animal that eats the flesh of other animals of the same species.
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anthrop-, anthropo-, -anthrope, -anthropic, -anthropical, -anthropically, -anthropism, -anthropist, -anthropoid, -anthropus, -anthropy
phago-, phag-, -phage, -phagi, -phagic, -phagically, -phagia, -phagism, -phagist, -phagic, -phagous, -phagy