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Adephagia in Greek mythology was the goddess and personification of gluttony. She is only mentioned in one source, as having a temple on the island of Sicily at which she was worshipped alongside Demeter.

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Google previewA Classical Dictionary, Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors... (1839)

by John Lemprière

Adephagia. ADDIANUM, a city of Africa Propria. Antonin. ADDUA, now Adda, a river of Cisalpine Gaul, falling into the Po between Placentia and Cremona. Plin. 2. c. 103. — Cluver, 1. 3. c. 31. ADDYMA, a town of Mauritania Caosariensis ; now ...

Google previewThe Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word Families (2002)

by Chris Aldrich

insatiable hunger; adephagia aerophagy air; swallowing of air; swallowing of air followed by eructations, as a result of gastro-intestinal disorders algophagy algae allotriophagy unusual or abnormal foods amylophagy starch anthropophagy ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

ADEPHAGIA, in mythology, the goddess of gluttony, to whom the Sicilians paid religious worship. ADEPS, in anatomy, fat ; an animal oil, secreted from the blood and contained in the mem- brana adiposa, or, as Boerhaave calls it, the mem- ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

ADEPHAGIA, in mythology, the goddess of gluttony, to whom the Sicilians paid religious worship. ADEPS, in anatomy, the fat found in the abdomen. It also signifies animal-fat of any kind. ADEPTS, a term among alchemists for those who ...

Google previewDictionarium medicum universale: or, a New medical dictionary. Containing an explanation of all the terms used in physic, anatomy ... chymistry, etc (1749)

by John Barrow (teacher of mathematics.)

ADEPHAGIA. See Addtpbala. ADEPS (of aa'rþistor to get) fat. ADEPTA philoshpbia (of adiþisror to obtain) it is generally understood of that philosophy whose end is the transmutation of metals, and the universal remedy.

Google previewVeterinary Dictionary and Horseman's Guide ... Also a Treatise on Shoeing... (1878)

by James A. Going

Adephagia. Eating more than the stomach can digest; voracious appetite. Adermotrophia. Atrophy, or ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

adephagia, addephagia Obs. A morbidly voracious appetite. See bulimia. ADHD Attention deficit ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Polite Literature; Or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods and Illustrious Heroes ... (1804)


Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1842)


ADEPHAGIA, Boulimia.

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Scrabble value of A1D2E1P3H4A1G2I1A1

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