from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hermit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of hermit, approximating eremite.


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  • King Alexander come in Sanct Colmes Inche; quhair he was constrainit, be violent tempest, to remane thre dayis, sustenand his life with skars fude, be ane heremit that dwelt in the said inche: in quhilk, he had ane litill chapell, dedicat in the honoure of Sanct Colme.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • Alexander, becaus his life was saiffit be this heremit, biggit ane Abbay of Chanonis regular, in the honour of Sanct Colme; and dotat it with sindry landes and rentis, to sustene the abbot and convent thairof. "[

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1


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