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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: eremite, from Greek eremites 'living in the desert', from eremos 'lonely'

hermit

noun
     
Related topics: Religion, Sociology
her‧mit [countable]
SSRR someone who lives alone and has a simple way of life, usually for religious reasons

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