Disputatio Categoriae:Cannibalismus

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Categoria falsa in en?[fontem recensere]

In the English wiki, this is a subcategory of Category:Anthropophagy, but shouldn't it be the other way round? How can cannibalism among spiders be a subset of cannibalism among humans? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 21:36, 12 Februarii 2018 (UTC)

You're right of course, but it depends on their definition(s) of cannibalism! The word was for a long time only used in relation to human eaters of humans. They are indeed a subset of anthopophages (and also a subset of humans, touch wood). When was it first used of any-species eaters of their own species? Indeed, when was anthropophage first used of any-species eaters of humans? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 10:04, 13 Februarii 2018 (UTC)