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hermit /ˈhɜːmɪt/ n
  1. one of the early Christian recluses
  2. any person living in solitude
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French hermite, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmitēs living in the desert, from erēmia desert, from erēmos lonely

herˈmitic, herˈmitical adj herˈmitically adv ˈhermit-ˌlike adj

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