- the room where the Last Supper took place.
Origin of cenacle
Examples from the Web for cenacle
When only eighteen he was introduced into the Romantic 'cenacle' at Nodier's.Child of a Century, Complete
Alfred de Musset
He had studied with Liszt, although he was not a favorite of the master nor in his cenacle of worshipping pupils.Melomaniacs
The painter was never seen till dinner-time, and his evenings were spent at the Cenacle among his friends.The Two Brothers
Honore de Balzac
She allowed John to escort her past the three crosses, along the way which He had trodden, back to the Cenacle.Mater Christi
Mother St. Paul
- a supper room, esp one on an upper floor
- (capital) the room in which the Last Supper took place
Word Origin and History for cenacle
c.1400, from Old French cenacle, variant of cenaille (14c., Modern French cénacle), from Latin cenaculum "dining room," from cena "mid-day meal, afternoon meal," literally "portion of food," from PIE *kert-sna-, from root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)). Latin cenaculum was used in the Vulgate for the "upper room" where the Last Supper was eaten.