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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cloistre (plural cloistres)

  1. Obsolete form of cloister.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

cloistre m (plural cloistres)

  1. Archaic spelling of cloître.
    • 1601, Pierre Charron, De la sagesse, praeface:
      [] j’ay respondu que je ne formois icy ou instruisois un homme pour le cloistre, mais pour le monde, la vie commune et civile []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cloistre, from Medieval Latin claustrum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɔi̯stər/, /ˈklɔːstər/

NounEdit

cloistre

  1. A monastery or cloister; a place where a monastic lifestyle is practiced.
  2. A cloister (roofed path, especially at a monastic complex)
  3. That which is cloistered; a confined location.
  4. (figuratively, rare) The uterus as a a protective location.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: cloister
  • Scots: closter (< closter)

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cloistre.

NounEdit

cloistre m (plural cloistres)

  1. cloister
    • a. 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      Metrodorus vivoit du pois de douze onces par jour, Epicurus à moins; Metroclez dormoit en hyver avec les moutons, en esté aux cloistres des Eglises.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin claustrum (portion of monastery closed off to laity), from Latin claustrum (place shut in, bar, bolt, enclosure).

NounEdit

cloistre m (oblique plural cloistres, nominative singular cloistres, nominative plural cloistre)

  1. cloister

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