[ er-uh-mahyt ]
/ ˈɛr əˌmaɪt /
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a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
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Origin of eremite
1150–1200; Middle English <Late Latin erēmītahermit
OTHER WORDS FROM eremiteer·e·mit·ic [er-uh-mit-ik], /ˌɛr əˈmɪt ɪk/, er·e·mit·i·cal, er·e·mit·ish [er-uh-mahy-tish], /ˈɛr əˌmaɪ tɪʃ/, adjectiveer·e·mit·ism, noun
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How to use eremite in a sentence
His messengers have gone hither and thither, to the monasteries, the convents, and the eremitic colonies wherever accessible.The Prince of India, Volume I|Lew. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for eremite
/ (ˈɛrɪˌmaɪt) /
a Christian hermit or recluseCompare coenobite
Derived forms of eremiteeremitic (ˌɛrɪˈmɪtɪk) or eremitical, adjectiveeremitism (ˈɛrɪmaɪˌtɪzəm), noun
Word Origin for eremite
C13: see hermit
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