Encratite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Encratitae (plural) from Ancient Greek ἐγκρατής (enkratḗs, self-disciplined), from ἐν (en, in) + κρᾰ́τος (krátos, strength).

Noun[edit]

Encratite (plural Encratites)

  1. (historical) One of an ascetic 2nd-century sect of Christians who forbade marriage and counselled abstinence from meat.

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