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Saltos de línea: an¦chor|ism
Pronunciación: /ˈaŋkərɪz(ə)m

Definición de anchorism en inglés:


[mass noun] rare
The state of living as a religious recluse: as he longed for anchorism he went to Scetis, following a Cherub
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He lived very frugally in a small thatched cottage at Ickford in the greatest obscurity and anchorism.
  • They introduce no monachism or anchorism; they eat and drink and are apparelled like other men, and use those recreations that other men do.
  • There are few men for whom pure anchorism is safe.


late 16th century: from Old English anchor 'recluse, hermit' (from medieval Latin anchorita anchorite) + -ism.

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