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[puh-koh-mee-uh s]
  1. Saint,a.d. 292?–348?, Egyptian ascetic: founder of the cenobitical form of monasticism.
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Related formsPa·cho·mi·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for pachomius

Historical Examples

  • Saint Pachomius was the first to form monkish foundations in the East.

    Women of Early Christianity

    Alfred Brittain

  • These monks of Pachomius lived in cells, each of which contained three.

    Sketches of Church History

    James Craigie Robertson

  • Pachomius had fourteen hundred monks in his own monastery and seven thousand under his rule.

  • Jerome translated the rule of Pachomius into Latin and it was used in parts of Italy.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

  • They both assumed the same name of Pachomius, and died in the odour of sanctity.

British Dictionary definitions for pachomius


  1. Saint. ?290–346 ad, Egyptian hermit; founder of the first Christian monastery (318). Feast day: May 14 or 15
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