Definition of Omophagia

1. Noun. The eating of raw food.

Generic synonyms: Eating, Feeding



Definition of Omophagia

1. Noun. the eating of raw food, especially raw flesh ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Omophagia

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Omophagia

1. The eating of raw food, especially of raw flesh. Origin: G. Omos, raw, + phago, to eat (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Omophagia

omnivores
omnivorous
omnivorously
omnivorousness
omnivory
omnivourous
omo-
omoclavicular
omoclavicular triangle
omoconazole
omohyoid
omohyoid muscle
omohyoids
omomyid
omomyids
omophagia (current term)
omophagias
omophagic
omophagies
omophagy
omophoria
omophorion
omophorions
omoplate
omoplates
omoplatoscopy
omostegite
omosterna
omosternal
omosternum

Literary usage of Omophagia

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1. Cretan Elements in the Cults and Ritual of Apollo by Mary Hamilton Swindler (1913)
"They contained certain elements essentially Cretan, for example, the omophagia, or feast of raw flesh, through which communion with the deity was brought ..."

2. Catalogue by Syracuse University, St. Louis, Public school library (1914)
"It had a tendency to pick up some ancient and degraded rite, such as the omophagia, above mentioned, or the sacramental purification by rubbing the body ..."

3. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: In the Years 1768, 1769,1770 by James Bruce (1813)
"The Greeks had their bloody feasts and sacrifices where they ate living flesh ; these were called omophagia. ..."

4. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 by James Bruce (1804)
"The Greeks had their bloody feasts and sacrifices where they ate living flesh ; these were called omophagia. Arnobius f says, " Let us pass over the horrid ..."

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