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cen·o·bitealso coen·o·bite (sĕn′ə-bīt′, sē′nə-)
A member of a convent or other religious community.
[Middle English, from Late Latin coenobīta, from coenobium, convent, from Greek koinobion, from koinobios, living in community : koinos, common; see kom in Indo-European roots + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]
cen′o·bit′ic (-bĭt′ĭk), cen′o·bit′i·cal adj.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant spelling of coenobite
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or coe•no•bite(ˈsi nəˌbaɪt, ˈsɛn ə-)
a member of a religious order living in a convent or community.
[1630–40; < Late Latin coenobīta=coenob- (< Greek koinóbios conventual, living together =koinó(s) common + -bios living, adj. derivative of bíos life) + -īta -ite1]
ce`no•bit′ic (-ˈbɪt ɪk) ce`no•bit′i•cal, adj.
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|Noun||1.||cenobite - a member of a religious order living in common|
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
eremite - a Christian recluse
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