Hesychast meaning

(ecclesiastical history) A member of a school of quietist monks in fourteenth-century Greece and Byzantium.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of hesychast

  • From Mediaeval Latin hesychasta, from ecclesiastical Greek ἡσυχαστής (hēsukhastēs), from ἡσυχάζειν (hēsukhazein, “to be quiet”), from ἥσυχος (hēsukhos, “quiet”).
    From Wiktionary