- the place where a hermit lives
- a place where a person can live away from other people; secluded retreat
Origin of hermitageMiddle English ; from OFr: see -age
Origin of Hermitageafter Tain-l'Hermitage, town in southeastern France
- a. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.b. A monastery or abbey.
- A place where one can live in seclusion; a retreat.
- The condition or way of life of a hermit.
Origin of hermitageMiddle English, from Old French hermitage, from heremite, hermit; see hermit.
Origin of HermitageAfter Tain l'Hermitage, a village of southeast France .
From Old French ermitage, from Medieval Latin hermitagium.