Definition of hermit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɜːmɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɜːrmɪt//
Religious people, Loneliness
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a person who, usually for religious reasons, lives a very simple life alone and does not meet or talk to other people See related entries: Religious people, Loneliness Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French hermite, from late Latin eremita, from Greek erēmitēs, from erēmos ‘solitary’.
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