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anchoress

noun an·cho·ress \ˈaŋ-k(ə-)rəs\

Definition of ANCHORESS

:  a woman who is an anchorite

Variants of ANCHORESS

an·cho·ress or an·cress \-krəs\

Origin of ANCHORESS

Middle English ankeresse, from anker hermit, from Old English ancor, from Old Irish anchara, from Late Latin anachoreta
First Known Use: 14th century

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