anchoress

[ ang-ker-is ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪs /

noun

a woman who is an anchorite.

Origin of anchoress

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

Usage note

See -ess.
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