cen·o·bite also coen·o·bite (sĕnə-bīt′, sēnə-)
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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots + bios, life; see gwei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
cen′o·bitic (-bĭtĭk), cen′o·biti·cal adj.
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