cenacle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cenacle

Noun[edit]

cenacle (plural cenacles)

  1. a dining room, especially one on an upper floor (traditionally the room in which the Last Supper took place)
  2. (by extension) a small circle or gathering of specialists (writers etc); a clique
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      I remember an anecdote of a well-known French theorist, who was debating a point eagerly in his cenacle. It was objected against him that he had never experienced love.