Catamite



a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man.
Historical Examples

catamite, mistakenly read as khz on f. 112b (Mmoires ii, 82).
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

Then a catamite appeared, clad in a myrtle-colored frieze robe, and girded round with a belt.
The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter

A catamite appeared, the stalest of all mankind, well worthy of that house.
The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter

He had been in the intimate service of the Tarkhn begs, indeed had been a catamite.
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

noun
a boy kept for homosexual purposes
n.

“boy used in pederasty,” 1590s, from Latin Catamitus, corruption of Ganymedes, the name of the beloved cup-bearer of Jupiter (see Ganymede). Cicero used it as a contemptuous insult against Antonius.

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