monastery etymology

English word monastery comes from Proto-Indo-European *memóne (To remember. To think, to be mindful.), Proto-Indo-European *moy-

Detailed word origin of monastery

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*memóne Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To remember. To think, to be mindful.
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
μόνος Ancient Greek (grc)
μοναστήριον Ancient Greek (grc)
monasterium Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) cell; area used by a monk.. (Medieval Latin) monastery.
monastere Old French (fro)
monastery English (eng) Building for housing monks or others who have taken religious vows.

Words with the same origin as monastery

Descendants of *memóne
main mainframe mainland mainstream memento mine minefield ming mingle minnie moan moon moonlight moonshine undermine