[ kal-uh-yer, kuh-loi-er ]
/ ˈkæl ə yər, kəˈlɔɪ ər /
a monk of the Eastern Church.
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Origin of caloyer
1605–15; <Middle French caloyer<Modern Greek kalógēros venerable, equivalent to kaló(s) beautiful + -gēros old (gêr(as) old age + -os adj. suffix)
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Example sentences from the Web for caloyer
It was restored by a Prince of Georgia or Iberia, and enlarged by his son, a caloyer.Visits To Monasteries in the Levant|Robert Curzon
British Dictionary definitions for caloyer
/ (ˈkælɔɪə) /
a monk of the Greek Orthodox Church, esp of the Basilian Order
Word Origin for caloyer
C17: from French, from Medieval Greek kalogēros venerable, from Greek kalos beautiful + gēras old age
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