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Carthusian

[kahr-thoo-zhuh n] /kɑrˈθu ʒən/
noun
1.
a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France.
adjective
2.
pertaining to the Carthusians.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin Cartusiānus, by metathesis from Catursiānus, after Catursiānī (montēs) district in Dauphiné where the order was founded
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Carthusian

/kɑːˈθjuːzɪən/
noun
1.
(RC Church)
  1. a member of an austere monastic order founded by Saint Bruno in 1084 near Grenoble, France
  2. (as modifier): a Carthusian monastery
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin Carthusianus, from Latin Carthusia Chartreuse, near Grenoble
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Word Origin and History for Carthusian
adj.

late 14c., from Latin Cartusianus, in reference to an austere order of monks founded 1086 by St. Bruno at Chartreux, village in Dauphiné, France.

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