Ephebic

ephebe

[ih-feeb, ef-eeb]
noun
a young man, especially an ephebus.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Latin ephēbus < Greek éphēbos, equivalent to ep- ep- + -hēbos, derivative of hḗbē manhood

ephebic, adjective
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ephebe (ɪˈfiːb, ˈɛfiːb)
 
n
(in ancient Greece) a youth about to enter full citizenship, esp one undergoing military training
 
[C19: from Latin ephēbus, from Greek ephēbos, from hēbē young manhood]
 
e'phebic
 
adj

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ephebic
1880 (the noun, ephebe, is attested from 1697), from Gk. ephebos "of age 18-20," from epi- "upon" + hebe "early manhood." In classical Greece, the age when a citizen was chiefly occupied with garrison duty.
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ephebic e·phe·bic (ĭ-fē'bĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the period of puberty or adolescence.

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