Other Word Forms of Monastery
Origin of Monastery
Middle English monasterie from Old French monastere from Late Latin monastērium from Late Greek monastērion from Greek monazein to live alone from monos alone men-4 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin monastÄ“rium, from Ancient Greek μοναστήριον (monasterion, “hermit's cell"), from μόνος (monos, “alone").
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