Catamite Definition

kătə-mīt
noun
A boy used in pederasty.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Catamite

Noun

Singular:
catamite
Plural:
catamites

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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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