Acoemeti

plural noun Acoem·e·ti \ə-ˈse-mə-ˌtī\
variants: less commonly

Acoemetae

\ə-ˈse-mə-ˌtē\

Definition of Acoemeti

  1. :  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Acoemeti? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!