Carthusian Car*thu"sian, a. Pertaining to the Carthusian. [1913 Webster]

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  • Carthusian — Order Abbreviation O.Cart., Carthusians Motto Stat crux dum volvitur orbis …   Wikipedia

  • Carthusian — Car*thu sian, n. [LL. Cartusianus, Cartusiensis, from the town of Chartreuse, in France.] (Eccl. Hist.) A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St. Bruno, in the year 1086. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carthusian — late 14c., from L. Cartusianus, in reference to an austere order of monks founded 1086 by St. Bruno at Chartreux, village in Dauphiné, France …   Etymology dictionary

  • Carthusian — ► NOUN ▪ a monk or nun of an austere contemplative order founded by St Bruno in 1084. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to this order. ORIGIN from Carthusia, the Latin name for Chartreuse in France, where the order was founded …   English terms dictionary

  • Carthusian — [kär tho͞o′zhən, kärthyo͞o′zhən] n. [ML Cartusianus, after Cartusia, Catorissium, L name for Chartreuse] a monk or nun of a very strict order founded at Chartreuse, France, in 1084, by Saint Bruno adj. of or connected with the Carthusians …   English World dictionary

  • Carthusian — /kahr thooh zheuhn/, Rom. Cath. Ch. n. 1. a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France. adj. 2. pertaining to the Carthusians. [1520 30; < ML Cartusianus, by metathesis from Catursianus, after Catursiani… …   Universalium

  • Carthusian — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cartusiensis, from Cartusia Chartreuse, motherhouse of the Carthusian order, near Grenoble, France Date: 1526 a member of an ascetic contemplative religious order founded by St. Bruno in 1084 • Carthusian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Carthusian — Car·thu·si·an || kɑː θjuːzjÉ™n adj. of the order of Carthusian monks (Catholicism) n. member of the Carthusian order of monks which was founded in France by St. Bruno (Catholicism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Carthusian — 1. noun A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by in 1084. 2. adjective Of, or relating to this order. See Also: charterhouse …   Wiktionary

  • Carthusian — Order of monks (O. Cart.) founded in 1085 by St Bruno of Cologne. Although without a written rule they followed that of St Benedict in their own way its members lived austere, solitary lives of silence and fasting within the monastery. Their… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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