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Thyestean

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adjective Thy·es·te·an \thī-ˈes-tē-ən\

Definition of Thyestean

  1. :  of or relating to the eating of human flesh :  cannibal



Origin of thyestean

Thyestes, brother of Atreus who unwittingly ate the flesh of his children


First Known Use: 1667


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