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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MONASTERY

There came into his head the idea of enriching the monastery.

Thus the monastery would be enriched and all the monks get fat.

Monks also erected crosses to mark the boundaries of the property of their monastery.

The infirmary seems to have been the most cheerful place in the monastery.

The author was evidently amazed at all the sights which he witnessed in the monastery.

About a hundred paces west of the monastery stood a deserted house.

Then again he had seen her in the monastery when she was a widow.

In general in the seventh year of his life in the monastery Sergius grew weary.

He did so, and took leave of the starets and moved to the other monastery.

Kasatsky entered the monastery on the feast of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French monastere "monastery" (14c.) and directly from Late Latin monasterium, from Ecclesiastical Greek monasterion "a monastery," from monazein "to live alone," from monos "alone" (see mono-). With suffix -terion "place for (doing something)." Originally applied to houses of any religious order, male or female.

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abbey

nounbuilding that houses monks, nuns, or priests; church
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