Definition of Acoemeti
: monks of large 5th century and 6th century Eastern monasteries who were noted especially for their choral singing or recitation of the divine office in constant and never interrupted relays
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Origin and Etymology of acoemeti
Medieval Latin, from Late Greek akoimētoi, from plural of Greek akoimētos sleepless, from a- 2a- + (assumed) koimētos, verbal of koiman to lull, put to sleep, go to sleep; akin to Greek keisthai to lie — more at home
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