askesis

[ uh-skee-sis ]
/ əˈski sɪs /

noun, plural as·ke·ses [uh-skee-seez] /əˈski siz/.

strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes.

Nearby words

  1. ask, and it shall be given you,
  2. ask-upmark kidney,
  3. askance,
  4. askarel,
  5. askari,
  6. askew,
  7. askey,
  8. asking bid,
  9. asking price,
  10. askja

Also ascesis.

Origin of askesis

1870–75; Greek askēsis exercise, training, equivalent to askē- (variant stem of askeîn to practice, train) + -sis -sis

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