ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity.
The older abstract term is “anthropopathy,” literally “attributing human feelings,” in sense (b).
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the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc
“ascribing of human feelings to god,” 1640s, from Greek anthropopatheia “humanity,” literally “human feeling,” from anthropo- + -patheia, comb. form of pathos “suffering, disease, feeling” (see pathos). Related: Anthropopathic; anthropopathically.
ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity. Historical Examples anthropopathism, an-thro-pop′a-thizm, n. the ascription to the Deity of human passions and affections—also Anthropop′athy. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc […]
an eater of human flesh; cannibal. noun a rare word for cannibal
the eating of human flesh; cannibalism. Historical Examples As a fact, anthropophagy is certainly a decadent thing, not a primitive one. Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton These ideas, therefore, also probably represent the origin of anthropophagy. Elements of Folk Psychology Wilhelm Wundt anthropophagy is much less general than is usually believed. The Races of Man Joseph […]
adjective afraid of people, esp. meeting people Examples She has been a telecommuter for so long that she is anthropophobiac.
anthropophilic anthropophilic an·thro·po·phil·ic (ān’thrə-pō-fĭl’ĭk) adj. Seeking or preferring a human over another animal. Used of a parasite.