idiorhythmic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From idio- +‎ rhythmic from Ancient Greek

Adjective[edit]

idiorhythmic (comparative more idiorhythmic, superlative most idiorhythmic)

  1. Having its own rhythm or style.
    St. Stergos was an idiorhythmic monk.

Usage notes[edit]

Used especially in the Eastern Christian churches, of monks or hermits who live by themselves instead of in a monastery or community.