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catamite

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noun cat·a·mite \ˈka-tə-ˌmīt\

Definition of catamite

  1. :  a boy kept by a pederast



Origin of catamite

Latin catamitus, from Catamitus Ganymede, from Etruscan Catmite, from Greek Ganymēdēs


First Known Use: 1593

Rhymes with catamite

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Medical Dictionary

catamite

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noun cat·a·mite \ˈkat-ə-ˌmīt\

Medical Definition of catamite

  1. :  a boy kept by a pederast—called also pathic



Biographical Note for catamite

Cat.a.mi.tus \ˌkat-ə-ˈmīt-əs, -ˈmēt-\play play (Greek Gan.y.mede \ˈgan-i-ˌmēd\play ), Greek mythological character. Ganymede was an attractive Trojan boy who was abducted to Olympus to become the cupbearer of Zeus and later his homosexual lover.


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