caloyer

caloyer

[kal-uh-yer, kuh-loi-er]
noun
a monk of the Eastern Church.

Origin:
1605–15; < Middle French caloyer < Modern Greek kalógēros venerable, equivalent to kaló(s) beautiful + -gēros old (gêr(as) old age + -os adj. suffix)

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caloyer (ˈkælɔɪə)
 
n
a monk of the Greek Orthodox Church, esp of the Basilian Order
 
[C17: from French, from Medieval Greek kalogēros venerable, from Greek kalos beautiful + gēras old age]

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