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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