Hieracite

noun
Hi·​er·​a·​cite | \ ˈhīərəˌsīt, hīˈerəˌs-, ˌhīəˈrāˌs- \
variants: or Hieracian \ ˌhīəˈrāshən \
plural -s

Definition of Hieracite

: a follower of the ascetic Hieracas

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History and Etymology for Hieracite

Hieracite from Late Latin Hieracita, from Hieracas, 4th century a.d. Egyptian ascetic + Latin -ita -ite; Hieracian from Hieracas + English -ian

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“Hieracite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hieracite. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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