σαρκοφάγος

From σάρξ (sárx, flesh, meat) +‎ φᾰγεῖν (phageîn, to eat) +‎ -ος (-os).

σᾰρκοφᾰ́γος (sarkophágosm or f (neuter σᾰρκοφᾰ́γον); second declension

By ellipsis of [λίθος] σαρκοφάγος, a limestone found at Assos in Troas, remarkable for consuming the flesh of corpses laid in it; coffins were made of it, and such a coffin was called a σαρκοφάγος.

σᾰρκοφᾰ́γος (sarkophágosm (genitive σᾰρκοφᾰ́γου); second declension

Inherited from Ancient Greek σαρκοφάγος (sarkophágos). Synchronically analysable as a compound of σάρκα (sárka) +‎ -φάγος (-fágos).