Thy·​es·​te·​an thī-ˈe-stē-ən How to pronounce Thyestean (audio)
: of or relating to the eating of human flesh : cannibal

Word History


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

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Thyestean was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Thyestean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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