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  • n. A cell annexed to an abbey, for the use of a hermit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cell annexed to an abbey, for the use of a hermit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hermit's cell annexed to an abbey; a hermitage.

Etymologies

Compare Latin hermitorium, eremitorium. (Wiktionary)

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  • Sure thing.

    May 20, 2009

  • Thanks for pointing me to this website, Nuxiy.

    May 20, 2009

  • "Why "hermitary"? A hermitary is a dwelling for a hermit. Hermitary is an obsolete medieval English word, which, however, referred to enclosed anchorites more than to hermits. But that is by the way."
    - Hermitary.com

    May 20, 2009