• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caloyer A monk of the Greek Church; a cenobite, anchoret, or recluse of the rule of St. Basil, especially, one on or near Mt. Athos.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caloyer A monk of the Greek Church. See monk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Caloyer ka-loi′ėr a Greek monk, esp. of the order of St Basil.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. NGr. a monk; kalo`s beautiful, good + , equiv. to Gr. an old man
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It.—Late Gr. kalogēros, kalos, beautiful, gēros, aged.


In literature:

It was restored by a Prince of Georgia or Iberia, and enlarged by his son, a caloyer.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon