hermitess

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hermit +‎ -ess

Noun[edit]

hermitess (plural hermitesses)

  1. A female hermit.
    • 1816, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christabel:
      Yea, she doth smile, and she doth weep, / Like a youthful hermitess, / Beauteous in a wilderness, / Who, praying always, prays in sleep.