Definitions for Recluseˈrɛk lus, rɪˈklus
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rec•luseˈrɛk lus, rɪˈklus(n.)
a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society.
Ref: reclusive. 1
Origin of recluse:
1175–1225; ME < OF reclus < LL reclūsus, ptp. of reclūdere to shut in, lock up
hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)
one who lives in solitude
recluse, reclusive, withdrawn(adj)
withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
"lived an unsocial reclusive life"
A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit.
The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.
A brown recluse spider.
To shut; to seclude.
(now rare) Sequestered; secluded, isolated.
(now rare) Hidden, secret.
Origin: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.
shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life
a person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries
the place where a recluse dwells
to shut up; to seclude
A recluse is a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means "shut up" or "sequester." Historically, the word referred to a hermit's total isolation from the world. Examples are Symeon of Trier, who lived within the great Roman gate Porta Nigra, having gained permission from the Archbishop of Trier, or the 19th-century Russian monk, glorified as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church, Theophan the Recluse.
Translations for Recluse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who lives alone and avoids other people.
- مُنْعَزِل عن النّاس، ناسِكArabic
- solitário / reclusoPortuguese (BR)
- smolař, -kaCzech
- der/die Einsiedler(in)German
- penyendiri, pertapaIndonesian
- 세상을 등진 사람Korean
- kera sumbangMalay
- سوپى (صوفى)، ګوښى شوى، زاهدPashto
- samotár, pustovníkSlovak
- 隱士Chinese (Trad.)
- усамітнений; відлюднийUkrainian
- معاشرے سے الگ تھلگ رہنے والا شخصUrdu
- người sống ẩn dậtVietnamese
- 隐士Chinese (Simp.)
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