cenobite


noun

  1. a member of a religious order living in a convent or community.

noun

  1. a variant spelling of coenobite
n.

also coenobite, “member of a communal religious order,” 1630s, from Church Latin coenobita “a cloister brother,” from coenobium “a convent,” from Greek koinobion “life in community, monastery,” from koinos “common” (see coeno-) + bios “life” (see bio-).

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