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1. A clique or circle, especially of writers.
2. A small dining room, usually on an upper floor.
[French cénacle, from Old French cenacle, the room where the Last Supper took place, from Latin cēnāculum, dining room, garret, from cēna, meal; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cēnāculum.]
1. a supper room, esp one on an upper floor
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (capital) the room in which the Last Supper took place
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin cēnāculum, from cēna supper]
cen•a•cle(ˈsɛn ə kəl)
1. (cap.) the room where the Last Supper took place.
2. a religious retreat house.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin cēnāculum top story, attic (orig., presumably, dining room)]
cenacle- A discussion group or literary clique—also, a small dining room where a literary or philosophic group eats and talks (from Latin cena, "dinner"), such as the room in which the Last Supper was held.
See also related terms for literary.