hieromonk

[hahy-er-uh-muhngk, hahy-ruh-]

noun Eastern Church.

a monk who is also a priest.

Nearby words

  1. hieroglyphology,
  2. hierogram,
  3. hierogrammat,
  4. hierolatry,
  5. hierology,
  6. hieron,
  7. hieronymic,
  8. hieronymite,
  9. hieronymus,
  10. hierophant

Origin of hieromonk

1775–85; partial translation of Late Greek or Medieval Greek hierómonachos. See hiero-, monk

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