Omophagic
Omophagic \O"mo*phag"ic\, a. [Gr. 'wmofa`gos; 'wmo`s raw + fagei^n to eat.] Eating raw flesh; using uncooked meat as food; as, omophagic feasts, rites. [1913 Webster]

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  • omophagic — / fajˈik/ or omophagous / mofˈə gəs/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑omophagia …   Useful english dictionary

  • omophagia — omophagic /oh meuh faj ik/, omophagous /oh mof euh geuhs/, adj. omophagist /oh mof euh jist/, n. /oh meuh fay jeuh, jee euh/, n. the eating of raw food, esp. raw meat. [1700 10; < NL < Gk omophagía, equiv. to omó(s) raw + phagia PHAGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • omophagous — omophagic / fajˈik/ or omophagous / mofˈə gəs/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑omophagia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Food — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Eating. < N PARAG:Food >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 eating eating &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 deglutition deglutition gulp epulation mastication manducation rumination Sgm: N 1 hippophagy hippophagy …   English dictionary for students

  • omophagy — noun The eating of raw meat. See Also: omophagia, omophagic, omophagous …   Wiktionary

  • omophagy — [ə(ʊ) mɒfədʒi] (also omophagia) noun the eating of raw food, especially raw meat. Derivatives omophagic adjective omophagous adjective Origin C18: from Gk ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + phagia …   English new terms dictionary

  • omophagia — /oʊməˈfeɪdʒiə/ (say ohmuh fayjeeuh) noun the eating of raw flesh or raw food. {New Latin, from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos raw + phagia phagy} –omophagic /oʊməˈfædʒɪk/ (say ohmuh fajik), omophagous /oʊˈmɒfəgəs/ (say oh mofuhguhs), adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • omophagy —   n. eating of raw flesh.    ♦ omophagic,    ♦ omophagous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • omophagia —   n. eating of raw flesh.    ♦ omophagic,    ♦ omophagous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • omophagia — [ō΄mō fā′jē ə, ō΄mōfā′jə] n. [Gr ōmophagia < ōmos, raw (< IE base * om , raw, bitter > L amarus, bitter) + phagein, to eat: see PHAGOUS] the eating of raw flesh omophagist [ō mäf′ə jist] n. omophagous [ō mäf′əgəs] adj. omophagic [ō… …   English World dictionary

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