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cenobite Explained

cenobite at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"member of a communal religious order," 1638, from Church L. coenobita "a cloister brother," from coenobium "a convent," from Gk. koinobion "life in community, monastery," from koinos "common" + bios "life." ///

Cenobite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cenobite \Cen"o*bite\, n. [L. coenobita, fr. Gr. koino`bios;
koino`s common + bi`os life: cf. F. c['e]nobite.]
One of a religious order, dwelling in a convent, or a
community, in opposition to an anchoret, or hermit, who lives
in solitude. --Gibbon.

cenobite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

cenobite
n : a member of a religious order living in common [syn: {coenobite}]
[ant: {eremite}]

cenobite at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* coenobite

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » cenobite|lang=fro or ecclesiastical Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » coenobita|lang=la, from Inter: term » coenobium|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » κοινόβιον||community life, convent|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κοινός||community|tr=koinos|sc=polytonic|lang=grc + Inter: term » βίος||life|tr=bios|sc=polytonic|lang=grc.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » sĕnʹə-bīt', sēʹnə-
  • Inter: IPA » /ˈsiːnəbaɪt/

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » cenobite|s

  • A new or recent member of a Greek monastic religious order; a caloyer
    1. 1980, Category: w - :Anthony Burgess|Anthony Burgess, Category: w - :Earthly Powers|Earthly Powers, page 418:
    2. : Lamprecht knew very well how the war was going and was perfunctory in his rounding up of Jews and cenobites.
    3. A monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cénobite|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cenobita|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|cenobita|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * monk
  • nun
  • religious

  • Translation: et » cenobite
    Translation: fr » cenobite
    Translation: io » cenobite
    Translation: pl » cenobite
    Translation: te » cenobite
    Translation: vi » cenobite
    Translation: zh » cenobite