kellion

noun
kel·​li·​on | \ keˈlēˌän, -ēˌȯn \
plural kellia\ -​ēə , -​ē(ˌ)ä \

Definition of kellion

: a small religious house of the Eastern Church occupied by not more than three monks and three lay brothers

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History and Etymology for kellion

Late Greek, literally, little cell, from Latin cella cell + Greek -ion (diminutive suffix)

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“Kellion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kellion. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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