An old man who stays locked in his house all day and who gets mad when people try to come and visit is an example of a hermit.
- a person who lives alone in a lonely or secluded spot, often from religious motives; recluse
- ⌂ a spiced cookie made with nuts and raisins
Origin of hermitMiddle English hermite ; from Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin eremita ; from Late Greek er?mit?s, a hermit ; from Gr, of the desert ; from er?mos, desolate ; from Indo-European base an unverified form er-, loose, distant, to separate from source Sanskrit an unverified form árma- (pl.), fragments, ruins
- A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
- A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
Origin of hermitMiddle English heremite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin her&emacron;m&imacron;ta, from Late Latin er&emacron;m&imacron;ta, from Greek er&emacron;m&imacron;t&emacron;s, from er&emacron;mia, desert, from er&emacron;mos, solitary.
- her·mit′ic, her·mit′i·cal