coenobium


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coenobium

[sə′nō·bē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A colony of protozoans having a constant size, shape, and cell number, but with undifferentiated cells.

coenobium

A community of monks living under one roof.
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The fantasy dominating the anchorite who is prey of acedia seems to allude to the wish to meet as early as possible the human beings he shares his life with and to the obvious experience of frustration enforced by the rigid rules of the coenobium.
13) Although Rinnovamento no longer exists, Coenobium continues, as does Cultura contemporanea, successor to Nova et vetera.
33) He describes coming upon the remains of a building that he calls the Coenobium, and he documents this structure along with the walls surrounding the monastery and other brick buildings.
11) Gerald of Wales (see below) mentions Serlo's `conversion' to Cluny and later move to the Cistercians at l'Aumone: `de scholarum magisterio magnifico ordini Cluniacensi apud coenobium transmarinum se reddidit vocabulo Caritatis insignitum, processu vero temporis, ut arctiori vita se Domino Creatorique suo propensius et arctius astringeret, ad ordinem Cisterciensem apud monasterium de Eleemosyna convolavit'.
Gregorio Armeno), "all cloisters of noble sisters, as was the coenobium from which they were expelled," insisted seventeenth-century historian Carlo Celano.
The monastery is a relatively rare example of a cliff-side coenobium (where monks lived and worked together), employing as it does a natural cave used as a church, long retaining walls that provide a level surface for building, and built against a cliff with a watercourse.
Quia vero ex predictis sociis ejus uxorati aliqui fuerant, et uxores quoque cum viris idem votum sacrae conversationis inierant; per ipsius sollicitudinem aedificat coenobium sanctimonialium feminarum, quod Julleium dicitur, in Lingonensi parrochia, Domino cooperante, magnifice satis excrevit usque hodie religionis opinione celeberrimum, et personis ac possessionibus dilatatum; set et propagatum jam per loca alia, et non cessans adhuc ampliorem facere fructum"; for date of William, see Bredero, Bernard, 285.