A member of a monastic community.
More example sentences
- A cenobite is usually a monk in a monastery, as opposed to an anchorite, who is a monk living alone (also called an ‘eremite’ or ‘hermit’).
late Middle English: from Old French cenobite or ecclesiastical Latin coenobita, via late Latin from Greek koinobion 'convent', from koinos 'common' + bios 'life'.
- More example sentences
- One response to this is that cenobitic monasticism, western and eastern alike, has always seen the giving of hospitality to pilgrims as an integral part of the monastic vocation.
- This problem gave rise to cenobitic monasticism.
- By the fifth century, this form of ‘cenobitic’ monasticism gained a powerful appeal in the west and spread rapidly.
Definition of cenobite in:
- The US English dictionary