CATMITE
   The Etruscan equivalent of the Greek divinity Ganymede, whom Tinia (who was transformed into an eagle) carried off to join the gods, where he acted as the male counterpart to the Greek Hebe.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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  • catamite — noun Etymology: Latin catamitus, from Catamitus Ganymede, from Etruscan Catmite, from Greek Ganymēdēs Date: 1593 a boy kept by a pederast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Catamite — A catamite is the younger partner in a pederastic relationship between two males, which was a popular arrangement in many areas of the ancient world.Kings and Emperors in the ancient world (depending on their sexual orientation) had not only… …   Wikipedia

  • List of English words of Etruscan origin — This is a list of English words that may be of Etruscan origin, and were borrowed through Latin, often via French. The Etruscan origin of many of these words is disputed, and some may be of Indo European or other origin. ; antenna : ; arena :… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Etruscan mythological figures — This is a list of deities and legendary figures found in the Etruscan mythology. The names below were taken mainly from Etruscan picture bilinguals , which are Etruscan call outs on art depicting mythological scenes or motifs. Several different… …   Wikipedia

  • Catamita — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un catamita era el compañero joven, preadolescente o adolescente, en una relación de pederastia entre dos hombres en el mundo antiguo, especialmente en la antigua Roma. Generalmente hace referencia al joven amante… …   Wikipedia Español

  • catamite — /kat euh muyt /, n. a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man. [1585 95; < L Catamitus < Etruscan Catmite < Gk Ganymédes GANYMEDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • DIVINITIES —    The Etruscan pantheon was arranged in a precise hierarchical cosmology that can be partly understood from literary sources, inscriptions, and iconography. One important artifact is the model liver of Piacenza, which shows firsthand the spatial …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • catamite — cat•a•mite [[t]ˈkæt əˌmaɪt[/t]] n. a boy or youth having a sexual relationship with a man • Etymology: 1585–95; < L Catamītus < Etruscan Catmite < Gk Ganymḗdēs Ganymede …   From formal English to slang

  • catamite — [kat′ə mīt΄] n. [L Catamitus < Etr catmite < Gr Ganymēdēs, Ganymede] a boy used in pederasty …   English World dictionary

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