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noun (pl2=ephebi)
  1. A young man, especially an 18-20 year old in ancient Greece undergoing military training.
  • 1922: His glance touched their faces lightly as he smiled, a blond . " James Joyce, Ulysses
  • 1993: Indeed Tom was much still the , sharing boys with his friend though talking of the gravity of marriage " Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford
  • Etymology: Via Latin, from Greek (- + "early manhood").

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