Definitions

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  • n. a reclusive monk of the Greek Orthodox Church

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A monk of the Greek Church; a cenobite, anchoret, or recluse of the rule of St. Basil, especially, one on or near Mt. Athos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A monk of the Greek Church. See monk.

Etymologies

French, from Greek καλόγερος. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Crossing the bed of the Ilissus and keeping nearer to Mount Hymettus, the travellers arrived at Vary, a farm belonging to the monastery of Agios Asomatos, and under the charge of a caloyer.

    The Life of Lord Byron

  • The organ of the Latin monks, the cymbals of the Abyssinian priest, the voice of the Greek caloyer, the prayer of the solitary Armenian, the plaintive accents of the

    Palestine or the Holy Land From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • ‘hussar’ is Hungarian; ‘caloyer’, Romaic; ‘mammoth’, of some Siberian language; {14} ‘tattoo’, Polynesian; ‘steppe’, Tartarian; ‘sago’,

    English Past and Present

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