Other Word Forms of Catamite
Origin of Catamite
First attested in English in 1593: from Latin Catamītus, from Etruscan Catmite, from Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumḗdēs, “Ganymede”); in Greek mythology, an attractive Trojan boy abducted to Mount Ólympos by the god Zeus to become his cupbearer and, later, his lover.
Latin catamītus from Catamītus Ganymede from Etruscan Catmite from Greek Ganumēdēs
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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