catamite

noun cat·a·mite \ ˈka-tə-ˌmīt \

Definition of catamite

: a boy kept by a pederast

Origin and Etymology of catamite

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


Medical Dictionary

catamite

noun cat·a·mite \ ˈkat-ə-ˌmīt \

medical Definition of catamite

: a boy kept by a pederast called also pathic

Biographical Note for catamite

  • Cat*a*mi*tus play \ˌkat-ə-ˈmīt-əs, -ˈmēt-\ Greek Ganymede play \ˈgan-i-ˌmēd\; 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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