The definition of a monk is man in a religious order who lives a life of poverty, chastity and obedience.(noun)
An example of a monk is a Buddhist man living with other Buddhists and following strict life rules.
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Origin: ME munec < OE munuc < LL(Ec) monachus < LGr(Ec) monachos < Gr, one who lives alone < monos, alone: see mono-
See monk in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English munk
Origin: , from Old English munuc
Origin: , from Late Latin monachus
Origin: , from Late Greek monakhos
Origin: , from Greek, single
Origin: , from monos; see men-4 in Indo-European roots.
(mŭngk), (James) Arthur Known as “Art.” Born 1957.
, Thelonious Sphere 1917-1982.
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