caloyer

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

Definition of caloyer

: a monk of the Eastern Church

History and Etymology for 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)

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“Caloyer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caloyer. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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