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her·mit

 (hûr′mĭt)
n.
1. A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
2. A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

[Middle English heremite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin herēmīta, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmītēs, from erēmiā, desert, from erēmos, solitary.]

her·mit′ic, her·mit′i·cal adj.
her·mit′i·cal·ly adv.
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hermit

(ˈhɜːmɪt)
n
1. (Christian Churches, other) one of the early Christian recluses
2. any person living in solitude
[C13: 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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her•mit

(ˈhɜr mɪt)

n.
1. a person who has withdrawn to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion.
2. any person living in seclusion; recluse.
3. an animal of solitary habits.
4. a spiced molasses cookie often containing raisins or nuts.
[1175–1225; Middle English (h)ermite, heremite < Old French < Late Latin erēmīta < Greek erēmītḗs living in a desert, from erḗm(ia) desert, derivative of erêmos desolate]
her•mit′ic, adj.
her′mit•ry, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermit - one retired from society for religious reasonshermit - one retired from society for religious reasons
eremite - a Christian recluse
2.hermit - one who lives in solitudehermit - one who lives in solitude    
lone hand, lone wolf, loner - a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
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hermit

noun recluse, monk, loner (informal), solitary, anchorite, anchoress, stylite, eremite He lived like a hermit despite his fortune in shares and property.
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Translations
ناسِك
poustevník
eneboereremit
einsetumaîur
atsiskyrėlio būstasatsiskyrėlis
vientuļnieks
pustovník
inzivaya çekilmiş kimse

hermit

[ˈhɜːmɪt]
A. Nermitaño/a m/f
B. CPD hermit crab Nermitaño m
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hermit

[ˈhɜːrmɪt] nermite m
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hermit

nEinsiedler(in) m(f) (also fig), → Eremit(in) m(f)
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hermit

[ˈhɜːmɪt] neremita m
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hermit

(ˈhəːmit) noun
a person who lives alone, especially to devote himself to religion.
ˈhermitage (-tidʒ) noun
the place where a hermit lives.
hermit crab
a soft-bodied crab that inhabits the empty shells of other creatures.
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the triumphant finale, the male Anachorite chorus chants the "Christos aneste" (Christ is risen) hymn of the orthodox liturgy, while the boys' choir sings the vernacular "Christ ist erstanden!" In his final work, De temporum fine comoedia, the nine Sibyls prophesy in Greek the end of the world, while the Anachorite chorus retorts in Greek, Latin, and German with words taken from the relevant Orphic hymn by the composer.
(35) Overt statements of donation in Dygon's books insist on such a purpose, e.g., 'Orate pro animabus Iohannis Dygon' presbiteri et Reclusi de Bethelem de Shene et domine Iohanne Anachorite sancti Botulphi ecclesie extra Bysschoppysgate London' qui hunc librum dederunt Exon' Collegio Oxon' ad vsum ibidem existencium studencium et verbum dei predicare volencium ad dei honorem et ad suorum et aliorum animarum salutem ...' (St John's College MS 77, fol.