skete

noun ske·te \skə̇ˈtē\

Definition of skete

plural

-s

  1. :  a settlement of Eastern Orthodox monks inhabiting a group of small cottages around a church and dependent upon a parent monastery

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Origin and Etymology of skete

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


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