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ar·chi·man·drite

 (är′kə-măn′drīt′)
n. Eastern Orthodox Church
1. A celibate priest ranking below a bishop.
2. The head of a monastery or a group of monasteries.

[Late Latin archimandrīta, from Late Greek arkhimandrītēs : Greek arkhi-, archi- + Late Greek mandra, monastery (from Greek, cattle pen).]
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archimandrite

(ˌɑːkɪˈmændraɪt)
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Greek Orthodox Church the head of a monastery or a group of monasteries
[C16: from Late Latin archimandrīta, from Late Greek arkhimandritēs, from archi- + mandra monastery]
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ar•chi•man•drite

(ˌɑr kəˈmæn draɪt)

n.
the head of a monastery or a group of monasteries in an Eastern church.
[1585–95; < Late Latin archimandrīta < Late Greek archimandritēs abbot = Greek archi- archi- + Late Greek mándr(a) monastery (Greek: fold, enclosure) + -ītēs -ite1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archimandrite - the superior of an abbey of monksarchimandrite - the superior of an abbey of monks  
abbe - a French abbot
superior - the head of a religious community
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Translations
Archimandrit
arkkimandriitta
Arhimandritepiskop
arkimandrita
Archimandryta
Arkimandrit
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Further, in her translation of the article "The Persecution of Georgian Church" by Grigol Dadiani in 72 Rech (March 1909) she commented thus: "The Archimandrit Ambrose, the well-known preacher, has been degraded and exiled to a Russian Monastery, Bishop Kirion, the famous Georgian divine and paster reversed by all , already exiled to the desert of Kharkov was confined in the Sanakur Monastery.