archimandrite

noun
ar·​chi·​man·​drite | \ ˌär-kə-ˈman-ˌdrīt How to pronounce archimandrite (audio) \

Definition of archimandrite

: a dignitary in an Eastern church ranking below a bishop specifically : the superior of a large monastery or group of monasteries

First Known Use of archimandrite

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archimandrite

Late Latin archimandrites, from Late Greek archimandritēs, from Greek archi- + Late Greek mandra monastery, from Greek, fold, pen

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“Archimandrite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archimandrite. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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