- [C-] the room in which Jesus and his disciples ate the Last Supper
- a coterie, as of writers
Origin of cenacleFrench cénacle from Classical Latin cenaculum, dining room from cena, dinner from Old Latin cesnas from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kert- from base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut from source shear, short
- A clique or circle, especially of writers.
- A small dining room, usually on an upper floor.
Origin of cenacleFrench cénacle from Old French cenacle the room where the Last Supper took place from Latin cēnāculum dining room, garret from cēna meal ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English from Old French from Latin cēnāculum
- a dining room, especially one on an upper floor (traditionally the room in which the Last Supper took place)
- (by extension) a small circle or gathering of specialists (writers etc); a clique
OriginSee also: cénacle
From Old French cenacle