noun ca·loy·er \kəˈlȯiə(r), -ȯyə-, ˈkaˌl-; ˈkaləyə-\

Definition of caloyer



  1. :  a monk of the Eastern Church

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Origin and Etymology of caloyer

Italian & French; French caloyer, from obsolete Italian caloiero, from Middle Greek kalogēros venerable, literally, having a beautiful old age, from kalo- calo- + -gēros (from Greek gēras old age) — more at corn

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to criticize severely

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