WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
er•e•mite  (erə mīt′), 
n. 

    a hermit or recluse, esp. one under a religious vow.
Etymology:1150–1200; Middle English Late Latin erēmīta hermit
er•e•mit•ic (er′ə mitik), 
er′e•miti•cal, er•e•mit•ish (erə mī′tish), 
adj. 

ere•mit′ism, n. 


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eremite /ˈɛrɪˌmaɪt/ n
  1. a Christian hermit or recluse
Etymology: 13th Century: see hermit

eremitic /ˌɛrɪˈmɪtɪk/, ˌereˈmitical adj eremitism /ˈɛrɪmaɪˌtɪzəm/ n



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