Thyestean

adjective
Thy·​es·​te·​an | \ thī-ˈe-stē-ən How to pronounce Thyestean (audio) \

Definition of Thyestean

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

First Known Use of Thyestean

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thyestean

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

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“Thyestean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thyestean. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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