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her·mit / ˈhərmit/ • n. 1. a person living in solitude as a religious discipline. ∎  any person living in solitude or seeking to do so. 2. a hummingbird (Phaethornis and other genera) found in the shady lower layers of tropical forests. DERIVATIVES: her·mit·ic / hərˈmitik/ adj.

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hermit XIII. ME. armite, (h)er(e)mite — OF. (h)ermite (mod. ermite) or ChrL. erēmīta (medL. her-) — Gr. erēmī́tēs, f. erēmíā desert, f. érēmos solitary, deserted.
So hermitage XIII.

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hermit a person living in solitude as a religious discipline; the word is recorded from Middle English, and comes via Old French and late Latin, from Greek erēmitēs, from erēmos ‘solitary’.