caloyer

caloyer

(ˈkælɔɪə)
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a monk of the Greek Orthodox Church, esp of the Basilian Order
[C17: from French, from Medieval Greek kalogēros venerable, from Greek kalos beautiful + gēras old age]
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preachers, padres, abbotesses, caloyers, palmers, curates, patriarchs,
17) There is a sense in which it is the poem's characters themselves who insist on the binary framework--the poem takes its title from the Muslim narrator's discursive othering of one whom he knew not and loathed, (18) and the Giaour ironically recommends his crime to the Caloyer Abbot on the basis of his victim's "paynim spleen" (1038-42)--and thus the possibility that the dichotomy within which the poem is locked is itself symptomatic of the intercultural violence that imperial work entails.
The narration from within the Caloyer monastery across the sea thus figures as that imperialist site of enunciation that seeks to stabilize and master the cultural other, becoming the negative form of literary Orientalism against which Byron can define himself.