Hesychast

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From Mediaeval Latin hesychasta, from ecclesiastical Greek ἡσυχαστής (hēsukhastḗs), from ἡσυχάζειν (hēsukházein, to be quiet), from ἥσυχος (hḗsukhos, quiet).

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Hesychast (plural Hesychasts)

  1. (ecclesiastical history) A member of a school of quietist monks in fourteenth-century Greece and Byzantium.