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monknoun [C]

uk   us   /mʌŋk/
a ​member of a ​group of ​religious men who do not ​marry and usually ​live together in a monastery
(Definition of monk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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monknoun [C]

 us   /mʌŋk/
a man who is a ​member of a ​group of ​religious men who ​live a ​simplelifeapart from ​generalsociety, usually in a ​monastery
(Definition of monk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monk”
in Korean 수도승…
in Arabic راهِب…
in Malaysian sami…
in French moine…
in Russian монах…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修道士, 僧侶…
in Italian monaco…
in Turkish keşiş, rahip…
in Polish mnich…
in Spanish monje…
in Vietnamese thầy tu…
in Portuguese monge, frade…
in Thai พระสงฆ์…
in German der Mönch…
in Catalan monjo…
in Japanese 修道士, 僧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修道士, 僧侣…
in Indonesian biarawan…
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