Definition of cenobite in English:

cenobite

(also coenobite)

noun

  • A member of a monastic community.

    • ‘A cenobite is usually a monk in a monastery, as opposed to an anchorite, who is a monk living alone (also called an ‘eremite’ or ‘hermit’).’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French cenobite or ecclesiastical Latin coenobita, via late Latin from Greek koinobion convent, from koinos common + bios life.

Pronunciation:

cenobite

/ˈsiːnəbʌɪt/