cinaedus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κίναιδος (kínaidos, catamite), originally referring to a non-Roman dancer whose performance featured movements of the buttocks. The word's ultimate origin may be from a language of Asia Minor.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinaedus m (genitive cinaedī); second declension

  1. (vulgar) sodomite, catamite (a passive male sexual partner)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cinaedus cinaedī
genitive cinaedī cinaedōrum
dative cinaedō cinaedīs
accusative cinaedum cinaedōs
ablative cinaedō cinaedīs
vocative cinaede cinaedī

Adjective[edit]

cinaedus m (feminine cinaeda, neuter cinaedum); first/second declension

  1. unchaste; shameful; typical of a sodomite

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cinaedus cinaeda cinaedum cinaedī cinaedae cinaeda
genitive cinaedī cinaedae cinaedī cinaedōrum cinaedārum cinaedōrum
dative cinaedō cinaedō cinaedīs
accusative cinaedum cinaedam cinaedum cinaedōs cinaedās cinaeda
ablative cinaedō cinaedā cinaedō cinaedīs
vocative cinaede cinaeda cinaedum cinaedī cinaedae cinaeda
  1. ^ Craig Williams, Roman Homosexuality (Oxford University Press, 1999, 2010), p. 193.

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