Carthusian

Carthusian

[kahr-thoo-zhuhn] Roman Catholic Church.
noun
1.
a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France.
adjective
2.
pertaining to the Carthusians.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin Cartusiānus, by metathesis from Catursiānus, after Catursiānī (montēs) district in Dauphiné where the order was founded

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Carthusian (kɑːˈθjuːzɪən)
 
n
RC Church
 a.  a member of an austere monastic order founded by Saint Bruno in 1084 near Grenoble, France
 b.  (as modifier): a Carthusian monastery
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin Carthusianus, from Latin Carthusia Chartreuse, near Grenoble]

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Carthusian
c.1394, from L. Cartusianus, in reference to an austere order of monks founded 1086 by St. Bruno at Chartreux, village in Dauphiné, France.
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