cenoby

noun cen·o·by \ˈsenəbē, British usually ˈsēn-\
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coenoby

\ˈsenəbē, British usually ˈsēn-\

Definition of cenoby

plural

-es

  1. :  a conventual establishment or religious community

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Origin and Etymology of 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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