Carthusian

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin Carthusianus, see French cartusien, from the Chartreuse, Latin Cartusia, where the order was founded.

NounEdit

Carthusian (plural Carthusians)

  1. A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084.
  2. A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)

AdjectiveEdit

Carthusian (comparative more Carthusian, superlative most Carthusian)

  1. Of, or relating to this order.

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Last modified on 10 November 2013, at 00:11