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pederasty

[ped-uh-ras-tee, pee-duh-] /ˈpɛd əˌræs ti, ˈpi də-/
noun
1.
sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < New Latin pederastia < Greek paiderastía love of boys. See pederast, -y3
Related forms
pederastic, adjective
pederastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pederastic

pederasty

/ˈpɛdəˌræstɪ/
noun
1.
homosexual relations between men and boys
Derived Forms
pederastic, (sometimes) paederastic, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love
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Word Origin and History for pederastic

pederasty

n.

"sodomy of a man with a boy," c.1600, from French pédérastie or directly from Modern Latin pæderastia, from Greek paiderastia "love of boys," from paiderastes "pederast, lover of boys," from pais (genitive paidos) "child, boy" (see pedo-) + erastes "lover," from erasthai "to love" (see Eros).

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