archimandrite

noun ar·chi·man·drite \ ˌär-kə-ˈman-ˌdrīt \

Definition of archimandrite

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

Origin and Etymology of archimandrite

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


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