cenobite

noun
ce·​no·​bite | \ ˈse-nə-ˌbīt How to pronounce cenobite (audio) , ˈsē- \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of cenobite

: a member of a religious group living together in a monastic community

Other Words from cenobite

cenobitic \ ˌse-​nə-​ˈbi-​tik How to pronounce cenobitic (audio) , ˌsē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of cenobite

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cenobite

Late Latin coenobita, from coenobium monastery, from Late Greek koinobion, ultimately from Greek koin- coen- + bios life — more at quick entry 1

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“Cenobite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cenobite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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