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) buggeree (a male who engages in anal sex as the penetratee)
  2. catamite

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cinaedus cinaedī
Genitive cinaedī cinaedōrum
Dative cinaedō cinaedīs
Accusative cinaedum cinaedōs
Ablative cinaedō cinaedīs
Vocative cinaede cinaedī

Descendants edit

  • Italian: cinedo

Adjective edit

cinaedus (feminine cinaeda, neuter cinaedum, comparative cinaedior); first/second-declension adjective

  1. unchaste; shameful; typical of a sodomite

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

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

References edit

  1. ^ Craig Williams (1999) Roman Homosexuality, Oxford University Press, 1999, 2010, page 193

Further reading edit

  • cinaedus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cinaedus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cinaedus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cinaedus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.