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homines inculti anthropop hagi sunt

English translation: ignorant/primitive people are cannibals

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02:16 Feb 20, 2006
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Anthropology
Latin term or phrase: homines inculti anthropop hagi sunt
caption accompanies a panel depicting cannibles preparing human flesh, created by an anthropologist/artist
Pat St. O.
English translation:ignorant/primitive people are cannibals
Explanation:
homines - people, peoples

inculti - uncultivated; here: ignorant, primitive, lacking any culture, non-developed, uncivilized

anthropophagi - cannibals; comes from Greek `anthropos' - human, and `phago-' - eat. Anthropophag - `human-eater'.

sunt - are; plural from `est' (is)

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3 +2ignorant/primitive people are cannibals
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ignorant/primitive people are cannibals


Explanation:
homines - people, peoples

inculti - uncultivated; here: ignorant, primitive, lacking any culture, non-developed, uncivilized

anthropophagi - cannibals; comes from Greek `anthropos' - human, and `phago-' - eat. Anthropophag - `human-eater'.

sunt - are; plural from `est' (is)

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Note added at 141 days (2006-07-11 21:20:39 GMT)
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Why declined?... Wasn't it anyhow helpful?... Sorry if not

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 06:48
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agree  danya: not enlightened/ unenlightened? 8))
2 hrs
  -> hi Danya :) Well, there are many words which `enlightened' Westerners used to describe scornfully other `primitive cultures'

agree  Joseph Brazauskas: 'Inculti' is perhaps better 'uncivilised, uncultured'.
49 days
  -> Thank you, Joseph, I provided these meanings among others, but I suppose `ignorant/primitive' conveys the meaning too
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