hermit

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From Old French eremite, from Latin eremita, from Ancient Greek ἐρημίτης (eremites, person of the desert) from ἐρημία (eremia, desert, solitude), from ἔρημος (erēmos) or ἐρῆμος (eremos, uninhabited) plus -ίτης (-itēs, one connected to, a member of).

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hermit (plural hermits)

  1. A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
  2. A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
  3. A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

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