Origin of pederastFrench pédéraste ; from Classical Greek paiderastēs
Origin of pederastGreek paiderastēs : pais, paid-, child; see pedo–2 + erastēs, lover (from erasthai, to love).
- The term pederast has sometimes been incorrectly used to describe men sexually involved with pre-pubescent girls, or child-rapists who don't have any ongoing relationship with the child. For an adult fixated on only sexual involvement with prepubescent children, or for heterosexual child-eroticism, pedophile is used instead.
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î¹Î´ÎµÏÎ±ÏƒÏ„Î®Ï‚ (paiderastÄ“s, â€œlover of boysâ€), from Ï€Î±á¿–Ï‚ (pais, â€œboyâ€) and ÎµÏÎ±ÏƒÏ„Î®Ï‚ (erastÄ“s, â€œloverâ€).