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Hesychast

[ hes-i-kast ]
/ ˈhɛs ɪˌkæst /
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noun
one of a sect of mystics that originated in the 14th century among the monks on Mt. Athos, Greece.
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Origin of Hesychast

1825–35; <Medieval Latin hesychasta<Greek hēsychastḗs a recluse, equivalent to hēsycház(ein) to be quiet, be still (verbal derivative of hḗsychos quiet, still) + -tēs agent suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM Hesychast

Hes·y·chast·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Hesychast

Hesychast
/ (ˈhɛsɪˌkæst) /

noun
Greek Orthodox Church a member of a school of mysticism developed by the monks of Mount Athos in the 14th century

Derived forms of Hesychast

Hesychastic, adjective

Word Origin for Hesychast

Cl8: from Medieval Latin hesychasta mystic, from Greek hēsukhastēs, from hēsukhazein to be tranquil, from hēsukhos quiet
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