drohtoþ, m.n: a way of life, condition; a monastic way of life; a plight; a society, community, a shared existence. (DRO’H-toth / ˈdɹɔh-tɔθ)

Medieval manuscript image of an older monk in a chair passing a book to a group of three younger monks standing before him.
Obituarium & Commentary on the Rule of St Benedict. France (St Gilles, Nîmes), 1129. British Library, Additional 16979, f. 21v. [bl.uk]