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caloyer

[kal-uh-yer, kuh-loi-er] /ˈkæl ə yər, kəˈlɔɪ ər/
noun
1.
a monk of the Eastern Church.
Origin
1605-1615
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/
noun
1.
a monk of the Greek Orthodox Church, esp of the Basilian Order
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Medieval Greek kalogēros venerable, from Greek kalos beautiful + gēras old age
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