A monk is an ascetic.
An example of an ascetic is a monk.
Origin of asceticEcclesiastical Greek ask?tikos, austere ; from Gr, laborious, exercised ; from askein, to exercise, train (for athletic competition)
- a person who leads a life of contemplation and rigorous self-denial for religious purposes
- anyone who lives with strict self-discipline and without the usual pleasures and comforts
Origin of ascetic< Gr ask?t?s, monk, hermit
Origin of asceticLate Greek ask&emacron;tikos, from Greek ask&emacron;t&emacron;s, practitioner, hermit, monk, from askein, to work.
(comparative more ascetic, superlative most ascetic)
From Ancient Greek ἀσκητικός (askētikos), from ἀσκητής (askētēs, “monk, hermit”), from ἀσκέω (askeō, “I exercise”).