WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
er•e•mite  (erə mīt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a hermit or recluse, esp. one under a religious vow.
  • Late Latin erēmīta hermit
  • 1150–1200; Middle English
er•e•mit•ic  (er′ə mitik),USA pronunciation  er′e•miti•cal, er•e•mit•ish  (erə mī′tish),USA pronunciation adj.  ere•mit′ism, n. 

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