(comparative more hermitical, superlative most hermitical)
From hermitic + -al.
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 of hermitMiddle English hermite ; from Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin eremita ; from Late Greek erēmitēs, a hermit ; from Classical Greek 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