noun (eromeno, i)
- (Greek History) A young man that is pursued sexually by an older man.
Etymology: From Greek á "beloved", from "be in love with".
1996: In his early twenties the young aristocratic lover (erastes) took a teen-aged youth, the or beloved, to bond with and train before going on at about age thirty to matrimony and fatherhood. " William Armstrong Percy, Pederasty and Pedagogy in Ancient Greece (Illinois 1998, p. 1)
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