ephebus

noun
ephe·​bus | \ i-ˈfē-bəs, e-\
plural ephebi\ i-​ˈfē-​ˌbī , e-​ \

Definition of ephebus

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

First Known Use of ephebus

1627, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ephebus

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

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