ancress
noun see anchoress

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ancress — variant of anchoress * * * anchˈoress or ancˈress noun A female anchorite • • • Main Entry: ↑anchorite * * * ancress earlier form of anchoress …   Useful english dictionary

  • ancress — female religious recluse Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ancress —   see anchorite …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anchoress — or ancress noun Etymology: Middle English ankeresse, from anker hermit, from Old English ancor, from Old Irish anchara, from Late Latin anachoreta Date: 14th century a woman who is an anchorite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ancren Riwle — • The name given to a thirteenth­ century code of rules for the life of anchoresses, which is sometimes called The Nuns Rule Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ancren Riwle     Ancren Riwle …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ecclesiastical Terms — Christianity is an institution of extraordinary duration and complexity (not to mention insularity) and, over the past 2000 years, has developed its own extensive vocabulary that is largely incomprehensible to laypersons. This surprisingly large… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • eremite — n 1. anchorite, anchoret, hermit, recluse, solitary, Islam. marabout, Islam. santon, Obs. beadsman; nun, anchoress, ancress, hermitess, Obs. hermi tress; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar saint; ascetic, celibate, monk …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hermit — n 1. anchorite, anchoret, eremite, recluse, solitary, Islam. marabout, Islam. santon, Obs. beadsman; nun, anchoress, ancress, hermitess, Obs. hermi tress; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar saint; ascetic, celibate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • recluse — n 1. hermit, anchorite, anchoret, eremite, solitary, Islam. marabout, Islam. santon; nun, anchoress, ancress, hermitess, Obs. hermitress; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar saint; ascetic, celibate, monk, monastic, holy …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • anchorite —   n. (fem.    ♦ anchoress,    ♦ ancress) hermit, ascetic.    ♦ anchoritic(al), a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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