cenobite

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noun ce·no·bite \ˈse-nə-ˌbīt, ˈsē-\
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Definition of cenobite

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

cenobitic

play \ˌse-nə-ˈbi-tik, ˌsē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cenobite

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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