Hieracite

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

Definition of Hieracite

plural -s
:a follower of the ascetic Hieracas

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Origin and Etymology of 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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