[jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA), (Cenni di Pepo) c1240–1302? Italian painter and mosaicist.
Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). ?1240–?1302, Italian painter of the Florentine school, who anticipated the movement, led by Giotto, away from the Byzantine tradition in art towards a greater naturalism
a member of a religious order living in a convent or community. Historical Examples noun a variant spelling of coenobite n. also coenobite, “member of a communal religious order,” 1630s, from Church Latin coenobita “a cloister brother,” from coenobium “a convent,” from Greek koinobion “life in community, monastery,” from koinos “common” (see coeno-) + bios […]
a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” used in the formation of compound words: cenogenesis. a combining form meaning “common,” used in the formation of compound words: cenobite. ceno- or cen- or coeno- or coen- pref. Common: cenesthesia.
noun a US spelling of caenogenesis Historical Examples
cenosite ce·no·site (sē’nə-sīt’, sěn’ə-) n. An animal parasite that can live independent of its usual host. Also called coinosite.