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anchoret

[ ang-ker-it, -kuh-ret ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ɪt, -kəˌrɛt /
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noun

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Origin of anchoret

1735–45; variant of anchorite, with final vowel directly reflecting Late Latin or Late Greek spelling

OTHER WORDS FROM anchoret

an·cho·ret·ic [ang-kuh-ret-ik], /ˌæŋ kəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjectivean·cho·ret·ism, noun
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