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skete

[skee-tee; English skeet] /ˈski ti; English skit/
noun, Greek Orthodox Church
1.
a settlement of monks or ascetics.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek skētḗ, feminine noun derivative of Skētís a desert in Lower Egypt known for its hermits
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