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  • n. A member of a school of quietist monks in fourteenth-century Greece and Byzantium.

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From Mediaeval Latin hesychasta, from ecclesiastical Greek ἡσυχαστής (hēsukhastēs), from ἡσυχάζειν (hēsukhazein, "to be quiet"), from ἥσυχος (hēsukhos, "quiet").

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