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coenobite

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Noun
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coe=no=bite

CIDE DICTIONARY

coenobiten. 
     a member of a religious order living in common. Same as Cenobite.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

coenobite, n. (US cenobite) a member of a monastic community.

Derivative
coenobitic adj. coenobitical adj.
Etymology
OF cenobite or eccl.L coenobita f. LL coenobium f. Gk koinobion convent f. koinos common + bios life

DEVIL DICTIONARY

coenobite

n. A man who piously shuts himself up to meditate upon the sin of wickedness; and to keep it fresh in his mind joins a brotherhood of awful examples.


O Coenobite, O coenobite,
Monastical gregarian,
You differ from the anchorite,
That solitudinarian:
With vollied prayers you wound Old Nick;
With dropping shots he makes him sick.
Quincy Giles


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