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Anthropophaginian

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Anthropophagi'nian. n.s. A ludicrous word, formed by Shakespeare from anthropophagi, for the sake of a formidable sound.

Go, knock, and call; he'll speak like an anthropophaginian unto thee: knock, I say. Shakesp. Merry Wives of Windsor.

Sources: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Shakespeare (3)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Anthropophaginian." 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=4428.


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