ephebus


ephe·bus

noun \i-ˈfē-bəs, e-\
plural ephe·bi\-ˌbī\

Definition of EPHEBUS

:  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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