Definitions

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  • n. The feeding on a god, in a sacramental context.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek θεός (Theós, "god") and the suffix -phagy (to feed on) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have relapsed into disputes about transubstantiation at the very moment when the discovery of the wide prevalence of theophagy as a tribal custom has deprived us of the last excuse for believing that our official religious rites differ in essentials from those of barbarians.

    The Revolutionist’s Handbook

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  • The eating of a god (such as in the Christian communion).

    May 14, 2008