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Anchorite Explained

anchorite at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

anchorite at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

Anchorite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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 secludes himself, usually for
religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse. [Written by some
authors {anachoret}.]

Our Savior himself . . . did not choose an anchorite's
or a monastic life, but a social and affable way of
conversing with mortals. --Boyle.

Anchorite \An"cho*rite\, n.
Same as {Anchoret}.

anchorite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

anchorite
n : one retired from society for religious reasons [syn: {hermit}]

anchorite at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » hermit

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|anachoret
  • Inter: l » en|anachorete
  • Inter: l » en|anachorite
  • Inter: l » en|anchoret

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀναχωρητής||anchoret|tr=anakhōrētēs|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, from Inter: term » ἀναχωρέω||I withdraw, retire|tr=anakhōreō|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, via Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » anachoreta|anachorēta|anchorite|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » en-us-anchorite.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • One who lives in isolation or seclusion, especially for religious reasons.
    1. 1950, Category: w - :Will Durant|Will Durant, The Age of Faith, Simon and Schuster, page 792.
    2. : About 1150 some Palestinian anchorites adopted the eremitical rule of St. Basil, and spread throughout Palestine; when the Moslems captured the Holy Land these "Carmelites" migrated to Cyprus, Sicily, France, and England.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » one who lives in seclusion

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|անապատական|tr=anapatakan
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отшелник
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|dezertulo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|anachorète|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αναχωρητής|tr=anachoritís|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|remete
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|anacoreta
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|анахорет|m
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|aonaran|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|anacoreta|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * page in Portuguese Wikipedia
  • A definition in Spanish

    Anagrams

    * antechoir

  • Translation: et » anchorite
    Translation: eo » anchorite
    Translation: io » anchorite
    Translation: hu » anchorite
    Translation: my » anchorite
    Translation: pl » anchorite
    Translation: ru » anchorite
    Translation: ta » anchorite
    Translation: te » anchorite
    Translation: vi » anchorite