- a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
Origin of eremite
Related Words for eremiticreticent, composed, serene, cautious, soft-spoken, taciturn, quiet, modest, distant, placid, peaceful, aloof, restrained, antisocial, cloistered, isolated, prim, retiring, shy, gentle
Examples from the Web for eremitic
Historical Examples of eremitic
His messengers have gone hither and thither, to the monasteries, the convents, and the eremitic colonies wherever accessible.The Prince of India, Volume I
- a Christian hermit or recluseCompare coenobite
Word Origin for eremite
Word Origin and History for eremitic
c.1200, learned form of hermit (q.v.), from Church Latin eremita. Since mid-17c. in poetic or rhetorical use only, except in reference to specific examples in early Church history. Related: Eremitic; eremitical.