[ er-uh-mahyt ]
/ ˈɛr əˌmaɪt /
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a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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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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Example sentences from the Web for eremite
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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