σαρκοφάγος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From σάρξ (sárx, flesh, meat) +‎ φᾰγεῖν (phageîn, to eat) +‎ -ος (-os).

Adjective[edit]

σᾰρκοφᾰ́γος (sarkophágosm, f (neuter σᾰρκοφᾰ́γον); second declension

  1. flesh-eating, carnivorous
    Synonyms: σαρκοβόρος (sarkobóros)
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Etymology 2[edit]

By ellipsis of [λίθος] σαρκοφάγος, a limestone found at Assos in Troas, remarkable for consuming the flesh of corpses laid in it; coffins were made of it, and such a coffin was called a σαρκοφάγος.

Noun[edit]

σᾰρκοφᾰ́γος (sarkophágosm (genitive σᾰρκοφᾰ́γου); second declension

  1. sarcophagus
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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek σαρκοφάγος (sarkophágos). Synchronically analysable as a compound of σάρκα (sárka) +‎ -φάγος (-fágos).

Adjective[edit]

σαρκοφάγος (sarkofágosm (feminine σαρκοφάγος, neuter σαρκοφάγο)

  1. carnivorous, meat-eating

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Noun[edit]

σαρκοφάγος (sarkofágos) (plural σαρκοφάγοι)

  1. (feminine gender): sarcophagus
  2. (masculine and feminine genders): carnivore

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