ichthyophage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ἰχθυοφάγος (ikhthuophágos, fish-eating”; and substantivised as a plurale tantum proper noun: “the Fish-eaters”, “the Ichthyophagi); reinforced in the general sense (“that which consumes fish”) by the English ichthyo- (fish) +‎ -phage (eater).

Noun[edit]

ichthyophage (plural ichthyophages)

  1. That which consumes fish; any fish-eating thing or (more rarely) person.
  2. (capitalised as “Ichthyophages” and functioning as a plurale tantum proper noun) Anglicisation of Ichthyophagi

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