Origin of pederastFrench pédéraste from Classical Greek paiderast?s
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, “lover of boys"), from Ï€Î±á¿–Ï‚ (pais, “boy") and ÎµÏÎ±ÏƒÏ„Î®Ï‚ (erastÄ“s, “lover").