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"fire eater" in ancient Greek?

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"fire eater" in ancient Greek?

Postby Ayawisgi » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:43 pm


I'm trying to figure out how to say 'fire eater' or 'heat eater' in ancient Greek, but I'm only able to get halfway there. I know (or think I know) that fire/heat = thermo/therme, but I can't find any root that speaks to the idea of eating or consuming.

(Embarrassingly, at first I thought I could say 'thermovore', but of course that's an etymological atrocity blending ancient Greek and Latin.) Any thoughts?
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