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.
- (General American) IPA(key): /kɑɹˈθuʒən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɑːˈθjuːzi.ən/, /kɑːˈθjuːzɪən/
- Hyphenation: Car‧thu‧sian
Carthusian (plural Carthusians)
- A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084.
- A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)
- Of, or relating to this order.
- Robert Ellis, A Treatise on Hannibal's Passage of the Alps, 1853, p. 174