cenoby

noun
cen·​o·​by
variants: or coenoby \ ˈsenəbē, British usually ˈsēn-​ \
plural -es

Definition of cenoby

: a conventual establishment or religious community

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History and Etymology for cenoby

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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