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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A male who is the passive partner in anal intercourse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to disease.
  • noun A male that submits to the crime against nature; a catamite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Passive; suffering.
  • noun rare A male who submits to the crime against nature; a catamite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The passive male partner in anal intercourse.
  • adjective passive; suffering

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin pathicus, submitting to sexual penetration, from Greek pathikos, from pathos, something endured, suffering; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin pathicus, from Ancient Greek παθικός (pathikos), from πάθος (pathos, "suffering”, “feeling"), from πάσχω (paskho, "I feel”, “I suffer").

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