Variant of 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: Middle English hermite from Old French from Ecclesiastical Late Latin eremita from Late Greek erēmitēs, a hermit from Gr, of the desert from erēmos, desolate from Indo-European base an unverified form er-, loose, distant, to separate from source Sanskrit an unverified form árma- (pl.), fragments, ruins
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