LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cinaedus m (genitive cinaedī); second declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. unchaste; shameful; typical of a sodomite

DeclensionEdit

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

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