Origin of Cistercian
Examples from the Web for cistercian
Even the storied Red Burgundies made by Cistercian monks were dark pink.
Dining-halls of lawyers are not Cistercian; he was able to give me three distinct versions of the story of the Dauphin.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
In the vicinity are the ruins of a Cistercian abbey (Louth Park).
These recesses developed into a small windowless room in the Cistercian houses.
It was the very spot on which the Cistercian nunnery of Appleton was erected 600 years afterwards.The Paladins of Edwin the Great|Clements R. Markham
Mazan has remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century to which its vast church belongs.
British Dictionary definitions for cistercian
- Also called: White Monk a member of a Christian order of monks and nuns founded in 1098, which follows an especially strict form of the Benedictine rule
- (as modifier)a Cistercian monk
Word Origin for Cistercian
Word Origin and History for cistercian
c.1600, "pertaining to the Cistercian order of monks," with -an + Medieval Latin Cistercium (French Cîteaux), site of an abbey near Dijon, where the monastic order was founded 1098 by Robert of Molesme. As a noun, "monk of the Cistercian order," from 1610s.