Definition of caloyer
: 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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