catamite

catamite

[kat-uh-mahyt]
noun
a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin Catamītus < Etruscan Catmite < Greek Ganymḗdēs Ganymede

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catamite (ˈkætəˌmaɪt)
 
n
a boy kept for homosexual purposes
 
[C16: from Latin Catamītus, variant of GanymēdēsGanymede1]

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catamite
1593, from L. Catamitus, corruption of Ganymedes, the beloved cup-bearer of Jupiter.
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