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I want to build an adjective for a sheep that eats everything. I had the idea to put together the last part of the sentence "Ŝafo manĝanta ĉion", giving ĉionmanĝanta. However, this word is very uncommon, and ĉiomanĝanta gives many more results from Google. Why? I personally prefer ĉionmanĝanta, because with ĉiomanĝanta the ĉio can be the sheep.

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  • I would use "manĝantema" for either of these methods, since the sheep is not eating all the time. Oct 13, 2016 at 20:02
  • A sheep that eats everything is called a kapro. Oct 14, 2016 at 0:23

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In compound words, you only use the accusative form for si. (This is discussed in PAG §310.)

So the word you want is ĉiomanĝ(ant)a. Be aware that ĉiovora means omnivorous.

In PIV, under ĉio, these examples are given of ĉio as prefix:

ĉiofaranto (Dio), ĉiopardonaZ, ĉiopovaZ; ĉiovida, ĉiosciaZ, ĉiovora; ĉiovendejo

all-doing (God), all-forgiving, all-powerful; all-seeing, all-knowing, omnivorous; department store

omnific (God), omniremissive, omnipotent; omnipercipient, omniscient, omnivorous; department store

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  • I've never seen "omnidimittent" or "omnipercipient" in my life, and my spell-checker doesn't recognize them. Perhaps simple "all-forgiving" and "all-seeing" would be preferable translations.
    – kristan
    Oct 14, 2016 at 4:57
  • I don't find omnipercipient on the New Oxford American Dictionary, nor on the Oxford Dictionary of English too.
    – apaderno
    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:17
  • Althought, Wiktionary has an entry for omnipercipient, but nothing for omnidimittent.
    – apaderno
    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:20

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