- 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 c&emacron;naculum, dining room, garret, from c&emacron;na, meal; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French, from Latin c&emacron;naculum.
- 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