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ephebus

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noun, ephe·bus \i-ˈfē-bəs, e-\

Definition of ephebus

plural ephebiplay \-ˌbī\

  1. :  a youth of ancient Greece; especially :  an Athenian 18 or 19 years old in training for full citizenship



Origin of ephebus

Latin, from Greek ephēbos, from epi- + hēbē youth, puberty


First Known Use: 1627


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