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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Definitions for eremite

  1. A hermit, especially a religious recluse.

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Citations for eremite
He is in the private cave of his freedom, an eremite, a solitary; he orders his mind as he pleases. Cynthia Ozick, New York Times
Origin of eremite
1150-1200
Eremite derives from Late Latin eremita, from Greek eremites, "living in the desert," from eremia, "desert," from eremos, "lonely, solitary, desolate."