eremitic

eremite

[er-uh-mahyt]
noun
a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English < Late Latin erēmīta hermit

eremitic [er-uh-mit-ik] , eremitical, eremitish [er-uh-mahy-tish] , adjective
eremitism, noun
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eremite (ˈɛrɪˌmaɪt)
 
n
Compare coenobite a Christian hermit or recluse
 
[C13: see hermit]
 
eremitic
 
adj
 
ere'mitical
 
adj
 
eremitism
 
n

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eremite
c.1200, learned form of hermit (q.v.), from Church L. eremita. Since mid-17c. in poetic or rhetorical use only, except in ref. to specific examples in early Church history.
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