anchorite

Derivation

  • Greek: anachoreo, withdraw

Also known as

  • anchoress
  • anacoret
  • anachoret

Profile

People who renounce the world in order to spend their lives alone in penance and prayer. Men are generally known as anchorites, women as anchoresses.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “anchorite”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 September 2013. Web. 20 October 2014. <>