Examples of hermit in a sentence
St. Jerome is said to have spent two years as a hermit in the desert, searching for inner peace.
Origin and Etymology of hermit
Middle English heremite, eremite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin eremita, from Late Greek erēmitēs, from Greek, adjective, living in the desert, from erēmia desert, from erēmos desolate
First Known Use: 12th century
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Definition of hermit for English Language Learners
: a person who lives in a simple way apart from others especially for religious reasons
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Definition of hermit for Students
: a person who lives apart from others especially for religious reasons
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