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skete

[skee-tee; English skeet]
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noun Greek Orthodox Church.
  1. a settlement of monks or ascetics.
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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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