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Hippophagi

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Hippophagi Eaters of horseflesh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hippophagi Eaters of horseflesh; specifically, a name given by Ptolemy to certain nomads, Scythians in central Asia and Sarmatians northeast of the Caspian sea, who fed on horse-flesh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Hippophagi eaters of horse-flesh
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Hippophagous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hippos, a horse, phagein, to eat.

Usage

In literature:

We may learn here also the reason why hippophagy has been so long unknown among us.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
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