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anchoress

[ ang-ker-is ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪs /
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noun
a woman who is an anchorite.
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Origin of anchoress

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

usage note for anchoress

See -ess.
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