omophagia

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Greek ωμοφαγια, from ωμος ‘raw’.

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omophagia (plural omophagias)

  1. the eating of raw food, especially raw flesh
    • 1936: Omophagia, that’s it! Do you like that word? Take it away with you! — Henry Miller, Black Spring
    • 1992: Uncomfortably, I thought of the Bacchae: hooves and bloody ribs, scraps dangling from the fir trees. There was a word for it in Greek: omophagia. — Donna Tartt, The Secret History

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