Caloyers

Monks in the Greek Church, who follow the rule of St. Basil. They are divided into cenobites, who recite the offices from midnight to sunrise; anchorites, who live in hermitages; and recluses, who shut themselves up in caverns and live on alms. (Greek, kaloz and gerwu, beautiful old man.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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