hesychastic

Hesychast

[hes-i-kast]
noun
one of a sect of mystics that originated in the 14th century among the monks on Mt. Athos, Greece.

Origin:
1825–35; < Medieval Latin hesychasta < Greek hēsychastḗs a recluse, equivalent to hēsycház(ein) to be quiet, be still (verbal derivative of hḗsychos quiet, still) + -tēs agent suffix

Hesychastic, adjective
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Hesychast (ˈhɛsɪˌkæst)
 
n
Greek Orthodox Church a member of a school of mysticism developed by the monks of Mount Athos in the 14th century
 
[Cl8: from Medieval Latin hesychasta mystic, from Greek hēsukhastēs, from hēsukhazein to be tranquil, from hēsukhos quiet]
 
Hesy'chastic
 
adj

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