Other Word Forms of Recluse
Origin of Recluse
From Old French reclus, past participle of reclure, from Latin reclÅ«dere, present active infinitive of reclÅ«dō (“enclose"), from re- + claudō (“close").
Middle English from Old French reclus from Latin reclūsus past participle of reclūdere to shut up re- re- claudere to close
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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