Essene

noun
Es·sene | \i-ˈsēn, ˈe-ˌsēn \

Definition of Essene 

: a member of a monastic brotherhood of Jews in Palestine from the second century b.c. to the second century a.d.

Other Words from Essene

Essenian \i-ˈsē-nē-ən, e-ˈsē- \ or Essenic \i-ˈse-nik, -ˈsē-nik, e- \ adjective
Essenism \i-ˈsē-ˌni-zəm, e- \ noun

First Known Use of Essene

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Essene

Greek Essēnos

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