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also 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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Adj.1.cenobitic - of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living
eremitic, eremitical - of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living; "eremitic austerities"
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Furthermore, they do not makes a distinction between cenobitic, anchoritic, mendicant, and itinerant approaches to monasticism.
Before these two events, Malchus was vulnerable to temptations, both material and sexual; afterwards, in chapter 7, his observation of a colony of ants brings home to him the true excellence of the monastic, cenobitic life, and from that point onwards there is no moral conflict between 'erzahlendes Ich' and 'erlebendes Ich'.
The monastic life featuring seclusion in common, not individually, is designated cenobitic, the Benedictine model.
Benedict, founder of cenobitic monasticism in the western church, rejoins the other contemplative spirits, his "collegio" ("Cosi mi disse, e indi si raccolse/al suo collegio, e 'l collegio si strinse"; "Thus he spoke, and then returned himself /to his cloister, and the cloister gathered itself together" Par.
Early Frankish cenobitic monks, on the other hand, always emphasised moments of foundation and exordia.
1) Cenobitic translation: word-for-word (if the translator is ignorant); sense-for-sense (if knowledgeable)--the translator is invisible ("humble").
One, Paisii Velichkovskii, eventually developed a contemplative ideal of monasticism that combined cenobitic (communal) organization with a form of eldership that, inspired by hesychasm, entailed strict asceticism, constant internal prayer, and the formalized subordination of younger monks to experienced spiritual fathers.
Scheyern'slid into a period of devotional and economic depression in parallel with the larger currents in cenobitic monasticism in Central Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, suffering at the hands of a corrupt and inattentive papacy beset by schism and the Avignonese Captivity.
Hanna's frugality earlier in life assumes a complex religious dimension in prison, where she is described as having lived a cenobitic existence, respected as a sage.
Almost 20 years later he and his disciples adopted a cenobitic (communal) rule, and the great monastery that developed became a center of pilgrimage and the spiritual heart of Russian Orthodoxy.
Clark sees the "culture of cenobitic life" envisioned in the Benedictine Rule evolving dynamically, permitting "certain universal values" to coexist with those of "distinct cultural environments" shaped by "gender, economic conditions, or social status" (4, 5).