kellion

noun

kel·​li·​on
keˈlēˌän,
-ēˌȯn
plural kellia
-ēə,
-ē(ˌ)ä
: a small religious house of the Eastern Church occupied by not more than three monks and three lay brothers

Word History

Etymology

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 4 Mar. 2024.

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