13 October 2004

Premonstratensian - Word for the Day, Wednesday 13 October 2004

Premonstratensian · "prE-"män(t)-str&-'ten(t)-sh&n · noun
: a member of an order of monastic canons regular founded by Saint Norbert at Prémontré near Laon, France, in 1120; aka Norbertine
: of or relating to same
Etymology: Medieval Latin praemonstratensis, from praemonstratensis, 'of Prémontré,' from Praemonstratus, L. for Prémontré (lit. something like “Mountain Fields”).

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