Anchorite

  • 1 Anchorite — (male)/anchoress (female), (adj. anchoritic; from the Greek polytonic|ἀναχωρέω anachōreō, signifying to withdraw , to depart into the rural countryside ), denotes someone who, for religious reasons, withdraws from secular society so as to be able …

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  • 2 Anchorite — An cho*rite, n. Same as {Anchoret}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 anchorite — (n.) mid 15c., hermit (especially those of the Eastern deserts), recluse, one who withdraws from the world for religious reasons, from M.L. anchorita, from Gk. anakhoretes, lit. one who has retired, agent noun from anakhorein to retreat, go back …

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  • 4 anchorite — hermit, eremite, *recluse, cenobite Analogous words: *ascetic, mystic: *religious, monk, friar …

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  • 5 anchorite — anchorite, anchoret n eremite, hermit, solitary, recluse, Islam. marabout, Islam. santon; anchoress, an cress, hermitess, Obs. hermitress, nun; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar saint; ascetic, celibate, monk, monastic …

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  • 6 anchorite — ► NOUN historical ▪ a religious recluse. ORIGIN Greek anakh r t s, from anakh rein retire …

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  • 7 anchorite — [aŋ′kəret΄, aŋ′kərit′aŋ′kə rīt΄] n. [ME < OFr anachorete < LL(Ec) anachoreta < LGr anachōrētēs, one retired < Gr anachōrein < ana , back + chōrein, to retire < IE base * ĝhē , ĝhēi, leave behind, GO1] a person who lives alone… …

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  • 8 Anchorite — Anchoret An cho*ret, Anchorite An cho*rite, n. [F. anachor[ e]te, L. anachoreta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to go back, retire; ? + ? to give place, retire, ? place; perh. akin to Skr. h[=a] to leave. Cf. {Anchor} a hermit.] One who renounces the world and …

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  • 9 Anchorite — Anchoress is the female form. A recluse; a person persuaded by faith to reject the world and live in isolation. Sometimes such persons were immured, wholly confined and even literally walled in. Before one could be bricked in permission was… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 anchorite — noun One who lives in isolation or seclusion, especially for religious reasons. About 1150 some Palestinian anchorites adopted the eremitical rule of St. Basil, and spread throughout Palestine; when the Moslems captured the Holy Land these… …

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  • 13 anchorite — Synonyms and related words: Albigensian, Catharist, Diogenes, Franciscan, Hieronymian, Hieronymite, Sabbatarian, Timon of Athens, Trappist, Waldensian, abstainer, anchoress, ascetic, bedridden invalid, bhikshu, cloistered monk, closet cynic,… …

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  • 14 anchorite — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. anchoret, recluse, hermit (See asceticism) …

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  • 15 Anchorite —    Greek for withdrawal, forsaking, referring to a monk who has withdrawn from the world to live the life of a hermit (eremite [q.v.]), in prayer, silence, and rigorous asceticism (q.v.). This kind of monasticism (q.v.) can also refer to a monk… …

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  • 16 anchorite — one withdrawn from the world for religious reasons Ecclesiastical Terms …

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  • 17 anchorite — n. one who relinquishes material possessions and lives in solitude …

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  • 18 Anchorite —    Hermit …

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  • 19 anchorite — [ aŋkərʌɪt] noun historical a religious recluse. Derivatives anchoress noun anchoritic adjective Origin ME: from med. L. anchorita, from eccles. Gk anakhōrētēs, from anakhōrein retire …

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  • 20 anchorite — n. Hermit, recluse, solitary, anchoret, eremite, solitaire …

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