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[ahr-kuh-man-drahyt] /ˌɑr kəˈmæn draɪt/
noun, Eastern Church.
the head of a monastery; an abbot.
a superior abbot, having charge of several monasteries.
a title given to distinguished celibate priests.
Origin of archimandrite
1585-95; < Late Latin archimandrīta < Late Greek archimandrī́tēs abbot, equivalent to Greek archi- archi- + Late Greek mándr(a) monastery (Greek: fold, enclosure) + -ītēs -ite1 Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for archimandrite
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  • I don't know what passed at their interview, but the archimandrite disappeared and I was detained.

  • One of them was already a bishop, another an archimandrite and on the way to become a bishop.

  • "Nikola, serve the rakija," said the archimandrite a third time.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • I had not realised till then that I was to sup with the archimandrite himself.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • They gave me that magnificent name in honour of a kinsman, an archimandrite, to whom I am-48- indebted for nothing else.

    Smoke Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
  • The archimandrite (Abbot) of Spazac, who had just arrived, came with us.

  • How funny was that story about the archimandrite of Czernovitch!

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • If they want to become Bishops they can go to the archimandrite for themselves.

    King John of Jingalo Laurence Housman
  • They paid close attention to the counsels of the archimandrite, and died quite penitent.

  • And deficiency in their demeanor was quite covered by the deportment of the archimandrite.

    King John of Jingalo Laurence Housman
British Dictionary definitions for archimandrite


(Greek Orthodox Church) the head of a monastery or a group of monasteries
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin archimandrīta, from Late Greek arkhimandritēs, from archi- + mandra monastery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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