monastery

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Meteora Monastery in Greece

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From Old French monastere, from Latin monastērium, from Ancient Greek μοναστήριον (monastḗrion, hermit's cell), from μόνος (mónos, alone).

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monastery (plural monasteries)

  1. building for housing monks or others who have taken religious vows

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