Eastern Orthodox Ch. the head of a monastery or of a number of monasteries
Origin of archimandriteEcclesiastical Late Latin archimandrita from Ecclesiastical Late Greek archimandrit?s from archi-, arch- + mandra, monastery (in Gr, pen, stall)
nounEastern Orthodox Church
- A celibate priest ranking below a bishop.
- The head of a monastery or a group of monasteries.
Origin of archimandriteLate Latin archimandrīta from Late Greek arkhimandrītēs Greek arkhi- archi- Late Greek mandra monastery ( from Greek cattle pen )
- The superior of a large monastery, or group of monasteries, in the Orthodox Church.
- An honorary title sometimes given to a monastic priest.