caloyer

[ kal-uh-yer, kuh-loi-er ]
/ ˈkæl ə yər, kəˈlɔɪ ər /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for caloyer

caloyer
/ (ˈkælɔɪə) /

noun

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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