eremetic

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: âr'ə-mĭtʹĭk

Adjective[edit]

eremetic (comparative more eremetic, superlative most eremetic)

  1. Misspelling of eremitic.
    • 1873, Chambers's Encyclopædia:
      It was in the cenobitic rather than the eremetic form that monachism was first introduced into the west, at Rome and in northern Italy by Athanasius, in Africa by St. Augustine, and afterwards in Gaul by St. Martin of Tours.
    • 1932, The Quest of Solitude, page 30:
      After the fifth century the most noticeable feature of all Oriental monasticism is that the eremetic and cenobitic forms exist side by side.
    • 1945, Henry Herman Schloesser, Order and Disorder: (a Study of Mediaeval Principles), page 37:
      Its practical outcome was the eremetic and monastic mode of life.
    • 1974, Conference on the Theory of Chinese Narrative - Volume 2, page 21:
      Recapitulating the pattern of the prologue, he initially displays eremetic distance as he seems resigned to the unhealthy state of the Restoration Court.
    • 1988, Michigan Academician - Volume 20, page 194:
      Although one still may detect respect for the utterances of holy men, the saying as a dominant feature of the monk's life suffered an eclipse in the monasteries, where the communal rather than eremetic life was stressed.