ascesis

noun
as·​ce·​sis | \ ə-ˈsē-səs How to pronounce ascesis (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ə-​ˈskē-​səs How to pronounce askesis (audio) \
plural asceses\ -​ˈsē-​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce asceses (audio) \ also askeses\ -​ˈskē-​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce askeses (audio) \

Definition of ascesis

First Known Use of ascesis

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ascesis

Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin, from Greek askēsis, literally, exercise, from askein

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