Carthusian

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From Medieval Latin Carthusianus, from Cart(h)usia, Latinization of Old French Chartrouse, a region near Grenoble where the order was founded, now Chartreuse; from Late Latin Catorissium, Cantourisa, Caturissium, Chatrousse, probably ultimately from Gaulish *Katurīx (literally battle-king). Also see Caturix, Helvetian war god.

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Carthusian (plural Carthusians)

  1. A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084.
  2. A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)

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Carthusian (comparative more Carthusian, superlative most Carthusian)

  1. Of, or relating to this order.

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  • Robert Ellis, A Treatise on Hannibal's Passage of the Alps, 1853, p. 174