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 askētikos, from Greek askētēs, 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”).