pederasty "sodomy with a boy," c.1600, from Mod.L. pæderastia, from Gk. paiderastia "love of boys," from paiderastes "pederast," from pais (gen. paidos) "child, boy" (see PEDO- (Cf. pedo-)) + erastes "lover," from erasthai "to love."

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