Pre·​mon·​stra·​ten·​sian ˌprē-ˌmän(t)-strə-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce Premonstratensian (audio)
: a member of an order of canons regular founded by St. Norbert at Prémontré near Laon, France, in 1120

Word History


Medieval Latin praemonstratensis, from praemonstratensis of Prémontré, from Praemonstratus Prémontré

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Premonstratensian was in the 15th century

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“Premonstratensian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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