plural noun
Acoem·​e·​ti | \ ə-ˈse-mə-ˌtī \
variants: or less commonly Acoemetae \ ə-​ˈse-​mə-​ˌtē \

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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History and Etymology for Acoemeti

Medieval Latin, from Late Greek akoimētoi, from plural of Greek akoimētos sleepless, from a- a- entry 2 + (assumed) koimētos, verbal of koiman to lull, put to sleep, go to sleep; akin to Greek keisthai to lie

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“Acoemeti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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