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monk:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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What does it mean when you dream about a monk?

Monks are a symbol of spiritual discipline, asceticism, and inner wisdom. The dreamer’s own religious beliefs determine the meaning of this dream symbol.

monk

1. a male member of a religious community bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
2. a fancy pigeon having a bald pate and often large feathered feet

Monk

Thelonious (Sphere) . 1920--82, US jazz pianist and composer
References in classic literature ?
A Monk there was, a fayre for the maistrie, An outrider that loved venerie; A manly man, to be an Abbot able, Full many a daintie horse had he in stable: And whan he rode, men might his bridle hear Gingeling in a whistling wind as clear, And eke as loud, as doth the chapell bell, There as this lord was keeper of the cell.
He conjured the evil spirit with abundance of prayers offered up by the monks.
Either help me to gain the nearest village or swear to me on your salvation that you will send me the first monk, the first cure, the first priest you may meet.
A runaway monk turned mystic might well want it for some mystical purpose.
Lebedeff is not mistaken, in my opinion, when he says that there were cannibals in those days, perhaps in considerable numbers; but I do not understand why he should have dragged in the monks, nor what he means by that.
So he remained while the senior monks filed slowly and sedately into the chamber seating themselves upon the long oaken benches which lined the wall on either side.
There the monks and priests lived, and from them as centers they traveled out in all directions teaching the heathen.
The old abbey flourished then; and the five sisters, living on its fair domains, paid yearly dues to the black monks of St Benedict, to which fraternity it belonged.
Levin remembered that when Nikolay had been in the devout stage, the period of fasts and monks and church services, when he was seeking in religion a support and a curb for his passionate temperament, everyone, far from encouraging him, had jeered at him, and he, too, with the others.
But they had not gone many steps when the wicked Fairy hurried after them, a drawn dagger in her hand, and was close upon them, when suddenly, instead of the Prince and her daughter, she found herself in front of a great stone church, whose entrance was carefully guarded by a huge monk.
Monk is no fanatic; unfortunately he is a politician; he does not overflow, he keeps close together.
Tis certain that the surly monk who was round about the temple last year, now prowls in the City.