cenobite

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French cenobite or Ecclesiastical Latin coenobita, from coenobium, from Ancient Greek κοινόβιον (koinobion, community life, convent), from κοινός (koinos, community) + βίος (bios, life).

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  • enPR: sĕnʹə-bīt', sēʹnə-
  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːnəbaɪt/

Noun[edit]

cenobite (plural cenobites)

  1. A new or recent member of a Greek monastic religious order; a caloyer
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers, page 418:
      Lamprecht knew very well how the war was going and was perfunctory in his rounding up of Jews and cenobites.
  2. A monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude.

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Noun[edit]

cenobite m (oblique plural cenobites, nominative singular cenobites, nominative plural cenobite)

  1. cenobite (monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude)

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