er·​e·​mite | \ ˈer-ə-ˌmīt How to pronounce eremite (audio) \

Definition of eremite

: hermit especially : a religious recluse

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eremitic \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈmi-​tik How to pronounce eremite (audio) \ or eremitical \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈmi-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce eremite (audio) \ adjective
eremitism \ ˈer-​ə-​ˌmī-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce eremite (audio) \ noun

Examples of eremite in a Sentence

an eremite wandering the desert alone as a test of his faith
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First Known Use of eremite

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eremite

Middle English — more at hermit

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“Eremite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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