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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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