Complete Definition of "cenobite"

English

Alternative spellings
coenobite

Etymology
From Old French cénobite or ecclesiastical Latin coenobita, from coenobium, from Greek κοινοβιον ‘community life, convent’, from κοινος ‘community’ + βιος ‘life’.

Pronunciation
enPR|sĕnʹə-bīt', sēʹnə-

Noun
en-noun|cenobite|s

  1. A member of a Greek monastic religious order; a caloyer

#:*1980: Lamprecht knew very well how the war was going and was perfunctory in his rounding up of Jews and cenobites. — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

See also
monk
nun
religious

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