Origin of hermit
Examples from the Web for hermit
The FBI and the President may claim that the Hermit Kingdom is to blame for the most high-profile network breach in forever.
How ironic that the Hermit Kingdom is taking the blame for our first real look inside a clique that not even Vice dares penetrate.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Someone called him a hermit crab lurking in the halls of the United Nations.
The Hermit Kingdom has opened its embassy doors for an exhibit highlighting the work of six artists from its state-run studio.
Considering the grand tradition of un-predictability in the Hermit Kingdom, there are countless other possibilities.Gout or Out: North Korea’s No-Show Leader Keeps ‘Em Guessing|Kevin Bleyer|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At noon the hermit stopped before a little house, in which lived a wealthy miser, and once more asked for hospitality.
Holding the struggling dog firmly with both hands, the Hermit extracted the quills with his teeth.Followers of the Trail|Zoe Meyer
If no one is here, the hermit at S. Stefano Rotondo will unlock it.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
While neither monk nor hermit, he had so far been as steadfast as the Pole Star in respect to his resolutions.The Story of Isaac Brock|Walter R. Nursey
"Thou promised to behave with greater patience," said the hermit, interrupting him.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
British Dictionary definitions for hermit
Word Origin for hermit
Word Origin and History for hermit
early 12c., "religious recluse," from Old French (h)eremite, from Late Latin ermita, from Greek eremites, literally "person of the desert," from eremia "desert, solitude," from eremos "uninhabited, empty, desolate, bereft," from PIE *ere- (2) "to separate" (cf. Latin rete "net," Lithuanian retis "sieve"). Transferred sense of "person living in solitude" is from 1799. The hermit crab (1735) was so called for its solitary habits.