Carmelite

Carmelite

[kahr-muh-lahyt]
noun
1.
a mendicant friar belonging to a religious order founded at Mt. Carmel, Palestine, in the 12th century; White Friar.
2.
a nun belonging to this order.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Carmelites or their order.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin Carmelita, named after Carmel, first seat of the order; see -ite1

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Carmelite (ˈkɑːməˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  a member of an order of mendicant friars founded about 1154; a White Friar
2.  a member of a corresponding order of nuns founded in 1452, noted for its austere rule
3.  (modifier) of or relating to the Carmelite friars or nuns
 
[C14: from French; named after Mount Carmel, where the order was founded]

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Carmelite
c.1500, from L. Carmelites, member of an order of mendicant friars (White Friars) founded 12c. by Berthold of Calabria on Mount Carmel in northwest Israel, from Heb. karmel, lit. "garden, fertile land."
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