from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who took care of the sick, especially in a medieval monastery or nunnery; physician

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as infirmarian.


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  • 'I couldn't speak with him, the infirmarer turned me away.'

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • "A mere precaution," said the infirmarer tranquilly.

    A River So Long

  • Though Brother Edmund the infirmarer, himself an oblate at four years old, accepted loyally what puzzled him in his brother, and was anxious only at losing his apothecary for a time.

    A River So Long

  • A working man must see to his business and his family, "said the infirmarer," all the more if he has just risked more, perhaps, than was due from him.

    A River So Long

  • I should be glad of a word with the infirmarer as to how he does.

    A River So Long

  • The infirmarer shrugged, and laid a hand to the curtain to draw it back.

    A River So Long

  • The infirmarer came bustling, a brisk, amiable man not much past thirty.

    A River So Long

  • Beholding the infirmarer, with a second habited brother beside him, he immediately lowered his gaze again to his reading, his face impassive.

    A River So Long

  • "Thanks be to God, brother," said the infirmarer cheerfully, "there are still, as there always have been and always will be, more good men than evil in this world, and their cause will prevail."

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • "Nevertheless …" The infirmarer shrugged, and laid a hand to the curtain to draw it back.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance


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