Carthusian

Carthusian
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.

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

  • Carthusian — Car*thu sian, a. Pertaining to the Carthusian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [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 Order, The — • The name is derived from the French chartreuse through the Latin cartusia, of which the English charterhouse is a corruption Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Carthusian horse — Infobox Horse name= Carthusian image caption= features= altname= nickname= country= Spain group1= std1= group2= std2= group3= std3= extinct= note= | The Carthusian horse, also known as the Carthusian Andalusian and the Cartujano, is a side breed… …   Wikipedia

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