variants or coenoby
British usually ˈsēn-
plural -es
: a conventual establishment or religious community

Word History


Middle English cenobie, from Late Latin coenobium, from Late Greek koinobion, from Greek, neuter of koinobios living in community, from koin- coen- + bios life

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“Cenoby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cenoby. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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