anchoress

anchoress

[ang-ker-is]
noun
a woman who is an anchorite.

Origin:
1350–1400; late Middle English anchoryse, Middle English ankres, equivalent to ancre anchorite + -es -ess


See -ess.
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anchorite (ˈæŋkəˌraɪt)
 
n
a person who lives in seclusion, esp a religious recluse; hermit
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin anchorīta, from Late Latin anachōrēta, from Greek anakhōrētēs, from anakhōrein to retire, withdraw, from khōra a space]
 
'anchoress
 
fem n

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