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Saturday, July 21, 2001

Definitions for eremite

  1. A hermit, especially a religious recluse.

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Citations for eremite
He is in the private cave of his freedom, an eremite, a solitary; he orders his mind as he pleases. Cynthia Ozick, New York Times
Origin of eremite
Eremite derives from Late Latin eremita, from Greek eremites, "living in the desert," from eremia, "desert," from eremos, "lonely, solitary, desolate."