Talk:recluse

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Verb: No other dictionary I've found lists this as a verb. Oddly, it lists the correct verb 'seclude' as its definition. --Connel MacKenzie 00:50, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Wikified, linked to Wikipedia, deleted verb sense that was incorrect. I am also not happy with the second noun sense i.e a hermitage. SemperBlotto 07:25, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

The noun is OK, it used to mean an isolated place but not any more. Also, I'm fairly sure it could be used as a verb in the past, but I can't find any cites for it so I'll leave it out for now. Widsith 08:03, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Czech translation[edit]

A Czech translation of recluse could be samotář (solitary) or poustevník (hermit). However, none of the two seems to fit exactly. For one thing, samotář bears no religious context. For poustevník, I do not know what that means exactly, though I am a native Czech speaker, apart from that this guy is supposed to live in a dwelling place poustevna (hermitage). Suggestions are welcome. --Daniel Polansky 13:30, 20 March 2007 (UTC)