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- plural of
- 1581 "Histories make mention of a people called Anthropophagi, eaters of men." (B. Gilpin, A godly sermon preached in the court at Greenwich)
- 1837 "A poor New Zealander, whose forefathers had from time immemorial been anthropophagi." (J. D. Lang, An historical and statistical account of New South Wales I. 386)
- 1603, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Othello, Act 1
- It was my hint to speak,—such was the process;
- And of the Cannibals that each other eat,
- The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads
- Do grow beneath their shoulders.
- capitalized Anthropophagi, as the name of a supposed people of man-eaters in ancient ethnography.
- Adjective anthropophagous
- anthropophagi in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers