adverb see anchorite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • anchorite — also anchoret noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin anchorita, alteration of Late Latin anachoreta, from Late Greek anachōrētēs, from Greek anachōrein to withdraw, from ana + chōrein to make room, from chōros place Date: 15th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anchorite — anchoritic /ang keuh rit ik/, adj. anchoritically, adv. anchoritism /ang keuh ruy tiz euhm/, n. /ang keuh ruyt /, n. a person who has retired to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion; hermit. Also, anchoret. [1400 50; late ME… …   Universalium

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