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a.1.Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret.
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Although the term had been sporadically present in anchoretic literature (Guillaumont, 1971), there is no doubt that it was Evagrius who introduced it within the main vices of western and eastern monastic literature.
Phenomenologically, acedia expresses the difficulties which hinder the satisfaction of these needs within the rigid limits regulating interpersonal relationships in anchoretic communities.
Societal limitations would restrict (but not eliminate) women from entering eremitic life, and anchoretic life for women was rare.