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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- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cēnāculum.]


(ˈsɛnəkəl) or


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]


(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)]


- 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.
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Philip, too, looked into the future, and he saw Clutton in twenty years, bitter, lonely, savage, and unknown; still in Paris, for the life there had got into his bones, ruling a small cenacle with a savage tongue, at war with himself and the world, producing little in his increasing passion for a perfection he could not reach; and perhaps sinking at last into drunkenness.
Sa temerite et son audace exteriorisees a la fleur de l'age par la publication de son premier roman La Soif en 1957 alors que l'Algerie entiere fut en flamme, la distingua par son intrusion fracassante dans le cenacle des romancieres algeriennes qui se resumait alors a trois plumes, mais lui vaudra aussi des critiques, notamment de Mustapha Lachref en la considerant de la bourgeoisie, d'autant que son livre evoque l'amour de la vie, de la liberte et de l'emancipation d'une jeune fille qui n'est autre qu'elle, donc loin de la realite du mouvement liberateur.
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