A member of any monastic community who observes the shared life of the community, as opposed to a hermit or idiorhythmic monk (who follows his own rules of living). [< Lat. coenobita = a monk]

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  • Coenobite — coenobite, Coenobite C[oe]n o*bite(? or ?), n. a member of a religious order living in common. Same as {Cenobite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coenobite — COENOBITE. s. m. Religieux vivant en communauté. Il n a d usage qu en parlant des anciens Religieux. Les coenobites d Egypte, de Syrie, &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • coenobite — [sen′ə bīt΄, sē′nəbīt΄] n. CENOBITE …   English World dictionary

  • coenobite — variant of cenobite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coenobite — coenobitic /see neuh bit ik, sen euh /, coenobitical, adj. coenobitism /see neuh buy tiz euhm, sen euh /, n. /see neuh buyt , sen euh /, n. cenobite. * * * …   Universalium

  • coenobite — n. member of a religious order living in common; member of a community of monks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coenobite — [ si:nəbʌɪt] (also cenobite) noun a member of a monastic community. Derivatives coenobitic bɪtɪk adjective coenobitical adjective Origin ME: from OFr. cenobite or eccles. L. coenobita, via late L. from Gk koinobion convent …   English new terms dictionary

  • coenobite —  Монах, живущий в обители …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • coenobite — coe•no•bite [[t]ˈsi nəˌbaɪt, ˈsɛn ə [/t]] n. rel cenobite …   From formal English to slang

  • coenobite — /ˈsinəbaɪt/ (say seenuhbuyt) noun one of a religious order living in a convent or community. Also, cenobite. {Late Latin coenobīta, from coenobium, from Greek koinobion convent, neuter of koinobios living in a community} –coenobitic /sinəˈbɪtɪk/… …   Australian English dictionary

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