Cenobite meaning

sĕnə-bīt, sēnə-
A member of a convent or other religious community.
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A member of a religious order living in a monastery or convent.
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A new or recent member of a Greek monastic religious order; a caloyer.
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A monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude.
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Origin of cenobite

  • Middle English from Late Latin coenobīta from coenobium convent from Greek koinobion from koinobios living in community koinos common kom in Indo-European roots bios life gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French cenobite or Ecclesiastical Latin coenobita, from coenobium, from Ancient Greek κοινόβιον (koinobion, “community life, convent”), from κοινός (koinos, “community”) + βίος (bios, “life”).

    From Wiktionary