Definition of anchoress
: a woman who is an anchorite
Variants of anchoress
Origin and Etymology 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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