eremite hermit, anchorite, *recluse, cenobite

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  • Eremite — Er e*mite, n. [See {Hermit}.] A hermit. [1913 Webster] Thou art my heaven, and I thy eremite. Keats …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eremite — Eremite, griech., s. Anachoreten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • eremite — c.1200, learned form of HERMIT (Cf. hermit) (q.v.), from Church L. eremita. Since mid 17c. in poetic or rhetorical use only, except in reference to specific examples in early Church history. Related: Eremitic; eremitical …   Etymology dictionary

  • eremite — ► NOUN ▪ a Christian hermit. DERIVATIVES eremitic adjective eremitical adjective. ORIGIN Latin eremita hermit …   English terms dictionary

  • eremite — [er′ə mīt΄] n. [ME < OFr or LL; OFr ermite, hermite: see HERMIT] a religious recluse; hermit eremitic [er΄əmit′ik] adj. eremitical …   English World dictionary

  • eremite — [ ɛrɪmʌɪt] noun a Christian hermit. Derivatives eremitic adjective eremitical adjective Origin ME: from OFr. eremite from late L. eremita (see hermit) …   English new terms dictionary

  • eremite — noun Etymology: Middle English more at hermit Date: 13th century hermit; especially a religious recluse • eremitic or eremitical adjective • eremitism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eremite — eremitic /er euh mit ik/, eremitical, eremitish /er euh muy tish/, adj. eremitism, n. /er euh muyt /, n. a hermit or recluse, esp. one under a religious vow. [1150 1200; ME < LL eremita HERMIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • eremite — noun /ˈɛɹɪmaɪt/ A hermit; a religious recluse, someone who lives alone. See Also: eremetic, eremitical, hermit …   Wiktionary

  • Eremite — A hermit. [< Lat. eremita = hermit] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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