Dictionary

archimandrite

noun ar·chi·man·drite \ˌär-kə-ˈman-ˌdrīt\

Definition of ARCHIMANDRITE

:  a dignitary in an Eastern church ranking below a bishop; specifically :  the superior of a large monastery or group of monasteries

Origin of ARCHIMANDRITE

Late Latin archimandrites, from Late Greek archimandritēs, from Greek archi- + Late Greek mandra monastery, from Greek, fold, pen
First Known Use: 1591

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Archimedean pointPrevious Word in the Dictionary: archimageAll Words Near: archimandrite
April 02, 2015
capricious Hear it
impulsive or unpredictable
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears