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Definitions for anchorite
ˈæŋ kəˌraɪt; -kər ɪt, -kəˌrɛtan·chorite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anchorite, hermitnoun

    one retired from society for religious reasons

Wiktionary

  1. anchoritenoun

    One who lives in isolation or seclusion, especially for religious reasons.

    Etymology: From ἀναχωρητής, from ἀναχωρέω, via anachoreta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anchoritenoun

    one who renounces the world and secludes himself, usually for religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse

    Etymology: [F. anachorte, L. anachoreta, fr. Gr. , fr. to go back, retire; + to give place, retire, place; perh. akin to Skr. h to leave. Cf. Anchor a hermit.]

  2. Anchoritenoun

    same as Anchoret

    Etymology: [F. anachorte, L. anachoreta, fr. Gr. , fr. to go back, retire; + to give place, retire, place; perh. akin to Skr. h to leave. Cf. Anchor a hermit.]

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  1. Anchorite

    Anchorite or anchoret denotes someone who, for religious reasons, withdraws from secular society so as to be able to lead an intensely prayer-oriented, ascetic, and—circumstances permitting—Eucharist-focused life. As a result, anchorites are usually considered to be a type of religious hermit, although there are distinctions in their historical development and theology. The anchoritic life is one of the earliest forms of Christian monastic living. Popularly it is perhaps best known from the surviving archeological and literary evidence of its existence in medieval England. In the Roman Catholic Church today it is one of the "Other Forms of Consecrated Life" and governed by the same norms as the consecrated eremitic life.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anchorite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anchorite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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