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[mass noun] The dismemberment of a victim, forming a part of some ancient rituals and represented in Greek myths and tragedies.‘the crowd is inspired to attack him and tear his clothes in the Bacchic ritual of sparagmos’
- ‘Mira's sparagmos almost literalizes the central message of the Orpheus myth for Rushdie.’
- ‘For such characters, the sparagmos represents the moment when history claims their work for its own.’
Greek, literally tearing.
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