Definition of omophagy in English:


(also omophagia)

Pronunciation /ōˈmäfəjē/ /oʊˈmɑfədʒi/


  • The eating of raw food, especially raw meat.

    ‘The point is the ongoing devouring, the act of perfect love expressed through omophagy.’
    • ‘He has become the victim of sparagmos (also called omophagia), in which the maenads tear animals limb from limb and eat their flesh raw.’


Early 18th century from Greek ōmophagia, from ōmos ‘raw’ + -phagia (from phagein ‘eat’).