Definition of eremite in English:

eremite

Line breaks: er¦em|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈɛrɪmʌɪt
 
/

noun

A Christian hermit or recluse.
More example sentences
  • The sheer volume of women involved makes Russell look like a Christian eremite from the days of the Desert Fathers.
  • A cenobite is usually a monk in a monastery, as opposed to an anchorite, who is a monk living alone (also called an ‘eremite’ or ‘hermit’).
  • He lived in the 10th and 11th centuries as an eremite monk near the Sazava River.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French eremite from late Latin eremita (see hermit).

Derivatives

eremitic

Pronunciation: /-ˈmɪtɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • On the other they meet Paul the Hermit, the traditional founder of the eremitic life.
  • While the saint's dress denotes the eremitic character of the order of friars at S. Andrea, a remarkable and unexampled feature is the fiery red halo shining around Augustine's head.
  • In the words of a leading twentieth-century Athonite monk, Fr Theoklitos of Dionysiou, ‘it is the eremitic life that constitutes the primary form of monasticism in the East.’

eremitical

Pronunciation: /-ˈmɪtɪk(ə)l/
adjective
More example sentences
  • When Romanus withdraws into the rugged mountains and takes up life under a pine tree next to a spring, for instance, we see the adaptation of Eastern eremitical forms to the Gallican geographical context.
  • Obviously, other Celtic tales incorporate the same division, and one has to ask whether the eremitical movement is really separable from this myth of withdrawal into innocence.
  • The best I could find was Raven's Bread - ‘a quarterly newsletter for hermits and those interested in the eremitical life.’

Definition of eremite in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhipnəˈpämpik
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up...