I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Late Greek monachos, from Greek, adjective, single, from monos single, alone Date: before 12th century a man who is a member of a religious order and lives in a monastery; also friar II. noun Date: 1843 monkey

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  • monk — (n.) O.E. munuc monk (used also of women), from P.Gmc. *muniko (Cf. O.Fris. munek, M.Du. monic, O.H.G. munih, Ger. Mönch), an early borrowing from V.L. *monicus (source of Fr. moine, Sp. monje, It. monaco), from L.L. monachus monk, originally …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Monk — Monk, George, Herzog von Albemarle, geb. 1608 in Devonshire, einer verarmten adeligen Familie angehörig, diente zuerst dem Könige Karl I., seit 1641 dem Parlamente, wurde von Cromwell zum Generallieutenant und Commandeur der Artillerie, 1653 zum… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • monk — [mʌŋk] n [: Old English; Origin: munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Greek monos; MONO ] a member of an all male religious group that lives apart from other people in a ↑monastery →↑nun >monkish adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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