Complete Definition of "catamite"

English

Etymology
First attested in English in 1593<ref name"EOD-etymdate">The Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper</ref>: from L. term|Catamitus|CatamÄ«tus|langla, from Ett. term|Catmite, from AGr. term|scpolytonic|ÎανÏμήδηÏ|trGanumá¸dÄs||Ganymede|lang=grc; in w:Greek mythology|Greek mythology, an attractive Trojan boy abducted to w:Mount Olympus|Mount Ãlympos by the god Zeus to become his cupbearer and, later, his lover.

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ËkætÉmaɪt/

Noun
en-noun

  1. The junior partner in a paederastic relationship.

#* 2007: w:Esther Hall|Esther Hall as w:Minor characters of Rome#Lyde|Lyde in Episode XVII (episode V of season II): w:Heroes of the Republic|âHeroes of the Republicâ of w:Rome (TV series)|Rome on the 4<sup>th</sup> day (and repeated on the 6<sup>th</sup> day) of July, 2007
#*: And what about your brother? âIs he to be a catamite?

Related terms
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