Definition of Athonite in English:

Athonite

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the Greek peninsula of Mount Athos or its monasteries:

    ‘a leading twentieth-century Athonite monk’
    • ‘The period between the two world wars saw a flowering of Athonite literature.’
    • ‘It appears=that in the second half of the fourteenth century, Athonite monasteries made prudent and profitable arrangements.’
    • ‘We were heartened by the obvious signs of the Athonite revival.’
    • ‘Thanks to the activities of two Athonite monks, we are in a position to glean a considerable amount of valuable information on the pilgrims who visited the monastery.’
    • ‘My quarrel with the individual monk was disarmed by the extreme simplicity and obvious honesty of the Athonite point of view.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Mount Athos:

    ‘like most Athonites at the time, he was a simple monk’
    • ‘The Athonites were able to make use of their financial assets to change the nature of land-holding.’
    • ‘Like all good Athonites, time meant little to him.’
    • ‘St. Athanasius, the Athonite, founded a monastery there.’

Pronunciation

Athonite

/ˈaθəˌnʌɪt/