sodomite etymology

English word sodomite comes from English -ite, English Sodom

Detailed word origin of sodomite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
Sodom English (eng) (biblical, quranic) A city in the Middle East which, according to the Bible and Islamic tradition, not specifically named in the Qur'an, was destroyed by God (along with Gomorrah) for the sins of its inhabitants.
sodomite English (eng) A native or inhabitant of Sodom. One who practices sodomy; a sodomist (male homosexual).

Words with the same origin as sodomite

Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite andesite aphrodite bauxite carbonite cavorite coltan cordite jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite trilobite
Descendants of Sodom
Gomorrahy avisodomy sodomitry sodomy