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eremite

[er-uh-mahyt] /ˈɛr əˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English < Late Latin erēmīta hermit
Related forms
eremitic
[er-uh-mit-ik] /ˌɛr əˈmɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
eremitical, eremitish
[er-uh-mahy-tish] /ˈɛr əˌmaɪ tɪʃ/ (Show IPA),
adjective
eremitism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for eremitic

eremite

/ˈɛrɪˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a Christian hermit or recluse Compare coenobite
Derived Forms
eremitic (ˌɛrɪˈmɪtɪk), eremitical, adjective
eremitism (ˈɛrɪmaɪˌtɪzəm) noun
Word Origin
C13: see hermit
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Word Origin and History for eremitic

eremite

n.

c.1200, learned form of hermit (q.v.), from Church Latin eremita. Since mid-17c. in poetic or rhetorical use only, except in reference to specific examples in early Church history. Related: Eremitic; eremitical.

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