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Anthropophagi

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Anthropo'phagi. n.s. It has no singular. [ἄνθρωπος, man, and φάγω, to eat.] Man-eaters; cannibals; those that live upon human flesh.

          The cannibals that each other eat,
The anthropophagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Shakesp. Othello.

Sources: Shakespeare's Othello (60)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Anthropophagi." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4424.


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