skete

[ skee-tee; English skeet ]
/ ˈski ti; English skit /

noun Greek Orthodox Church.

a settlement of monks or ascetics.

Origin of skete

1865–70; < Greek skētḗ, feminine noun derivative of Skētís a desert in Lower Egypt known for its hermits
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