plural -s
: a settlement of Eastern Orthodox monks inhabiting a group of small cottages around a church and dependent upon a parent monastery

Word History


New Greek skētē, from Late Greek Skitis, Skētis, desert in northern Egypt once famous for its many hermitages

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“Skete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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