: soothing, calming
used especially of a style of ancient Greek music
often capitalized [hesychast + -ic] : of or relating to the hesychasts or their solitary meditative mysticism

Word History


Greek hēsychastikos, from (assumed) Greek hēsychastos (verbal of hēsychazein) + Greek -ikos -ic

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“Hesychastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hesychastic. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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