noun (plural cenobia /-bɪə/)
A monastery: many pilgrims flocked to the cenobium in search of the monk
More example sentences
- Often individual anchorites were attached to a cenobium, where they might return for communal worship.
- Most monks will remain in the cenobium.
- One year after the founding of the monastery of the Cave, Sabas established another cenobium, later named after its first abbot, John Scholarius.
early 19th century: ecclesiastical Latin coenobium, from Greek koinobion 'community life, convent', from koinos 'common' + bios 'life'.
Definition of cenobium in:
- The US English dictionary