A member of a convent or other religious community.
A member of a religious order living in a monastery or convent.
Origin of cenobite
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”).