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cenacle

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnək(ə)l
 
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Definition of cenacle in English:

noun

1 formal A group of people such as a discussion group or literary clique.
Example sentences
  • Missionary cenacles generally meet in the houses of their members, or wherever they can.
  • He continued, saying the Communities were called to be cenacles of prayer.
  • It is in the cenacle that the Church is born.
2The room in which the Last Supper was held.
Example sentences
  • Franciscan monks cared for the Cenacle from 1333 to 1552 when the Turks captured Jerusalem and banished all Christians.
  • The Cenacle is divided by three pillars into three naves.
  • In his thinking, the "site, therefore, must be secure, for it has been the only candidate for the Cenacle (Coenaculum or dining hall) from primitive Christianity until today."

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French cenacle, from Latin cenaculum, from cena 'dinner'.

Words that rhyme with cenacle

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