Origin of cenobite
Examples from the Web for cenobite
He did not dine every day, and when he did it was a cenobite's meal, little suited to the taste of a true Englishman.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
And though the cenobite realises his personality, it is often an impoverished personality that he so realises.Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man|Oscar Wilde
He retained his old habits as a cenobite, and even as a hermit.
Her neatness and the exquisite care she took of her person had in them little of the cenobite.Pepita Ximenez|Juan Valera
But neither the life of a cenobite, nor the labours of a missionary could satisfy the aspirations of his soul after perfection.
also coenobite, "member of a communal religious order," 1630s, from Church Latin coenobita "a cloister brother," from coenobium "a convent," from Greek koinobion "life in community, monastery," from koinos "common" (see coeno-) + bios "life" (see bio-).