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ascesis

play
noun as·ce·sis \ə-ˈsē-səs\

Definition of ascesis

plural

asceses

play \-ˈsē-(ˌ)sēz\ also

askeses

play \-ˈskē-(ˌ)sēz\


Variants of ascesis

also

askesis

play \ə-ˈskē-səs\

Origin and Etymology of ascesis

Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin, from Greek askēsis, literally, exercise, from askein


First Known Use: 1873


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