cenobian

cenobite

[see-nuh-bahyt, sen-uh-]
noun
a member of a religious order living in a convent or community.
Also, coenobite.


Origin:
1630–40; < Late Latin coenobīta, equivalent to coenob- (< Greek koinóbios (adj.) conventual, living together, equivalent to koino- ceno-2 + bi- bi-2 + -os adj. suffix) + -īta -ite1

cenobitic [see-nuh-bit-ik, sen-uh-] , cenobitical, cenobian [si-noh-bee-uhn] , adjective
cenobitically, adverb
cenobitism [see-nuh-bahy-tiz-uhm, sen-uh-] , noun
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cenobite (ˈsiːnəʊˌbaɪt)
 
n
a variant spelling of coenobite

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cenobite
"member of a communal religious order," 1638, from Church L. coenobita "a cloister brother," from coenobium "a convent," from Gk. koinobion "life in community, monastery," from koinos "common" + bios "life" (see bio-).
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