Pederastically

pederasty

[ped-uh-ras-tee, pee-duh-]
noun
sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin pederastia < Greek paiderastía love of boys. See pederast, -y3

pederastic, adjective
pederastically, adverb
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pederasty or paederasty (ˈpɛdəˌræstɪ)
 
n
homosexual relations between men and boys
 
[C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love]
 
paederasty or paederasty
 
n
 
[C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love]
 
peder'astic or paederasty
 
adj
 
paeder'astic or paederasty
 
adj

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pederasty
"sodomy with a boy," 1609, from Mod.L. pæderastia, from Gk. paiderastia "love of boys," from paiderastes "pederast," from pais (gen. paidos) "child, boy" (see pedo-) + erastes "lover," from erasthai "to love." Pederast is 1730s, from Fr. pédéraste, from Gk. paiderastes.
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