Origin of anchoret
Related formsan·cho·ret·ic [ang-kuh-ret-ik] /ˌæŋ kəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjectivean·cho·ret·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for anchoret
Arsenius was a noble Roman who, at the end of the fourth century, retired to Egypt to live the life of an anchoret in the desert.The Vision and Creed of Piers Ploughman, Volume II of II|William Langland
Ammona lived with three thousand brethren in such silence as though he was an anchoret.Talkers|John Bate
No anchoret, indeed, could claim for himself much more apathy towards all such allurements than he did at that period.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)|Thomas Moore
He was at this time evidently leading the life of an anchoret.
But at Monkbarns, no anchoret could have made a more simple and scanty meal.The Antiquary, Complete|Sir Walter Scott