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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MONK

But Wyland, the monk, was a man of magic and could see through things.

The monk has bound two books for me in return for the art-wares which I gave him.

They are all brothers, and are descended from the father of the Monk of the Yangtze-kiang.

Upon that the monk did not dare deceive him, but pointed to the hollow tree.

Afterward the monk told the tale to the scholar who wrote it down.

Once upon a time there lived a monk at Puto who was exceedingly learned.

Three years before in this stirring town I had felt guilty at being a monk.

When the monk had gone a little further, he met one who rode an armored steed.

He honored the Monk as his master, and thenceforward was known as the Wanderer.

Guan Yin, who had released him, gave the Monk a golden circlet.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English munuc "monk" (used also of women), from Proto-Germanic *muniko- (cf. Old Frisian munek, Middle Dutch monic, Old High German munih, Ger. Mönch), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *monicus (source of French moine, Spanish monje, Italian monaco), from Late Latin monachus "monk," originally "religious hermit," from Ecclesiastical Greek monakhos "monk," noun use of a classical Greek adjective meaning "solitary," from monos "alone" (see mono-). For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come.

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