Monk

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A Monk is a member of a religious sect. Monks are men and typically lead austere lifestyles. A monk is a man who is a member of a brotherhood living in a monastery and devoted to a discipline prescribed by his order: a Carthusian monk; a Buddhist monk.

In Middle English, munk, from Old English munuc, from Latin monachus, from Greek monakhos.

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Japanese Kiyomizudera monk (by Ron Reznick)

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