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anchorite

a person who lives in seclusion, esp a religious recluse; hermit

anchorite

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(petrology)
A variety of diorite having nodules of mafic minerals and veins of felsic minerals.
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Both find evidence for eremitic practice, almost predominantly male hermits, and McHugh concludes that the female anchorite was 'virtually non-existent' (p.
The Engaddi Anchorites were hermits who chose to abandon urban and rural life for the desert in an attempt to approach the Divine.
1971, XII, 2-4) and the feature more specifically characterizing it in the above mentioned excerpt is a state of anxious expectation for the presence of other anchorite brothers.
For the prevalence of deer in the iconography of the anchorites, one need only examine a painting that provides a most lavish illustration of anchorite life: the Thebaid, attributed to Gherardo Starnina (ca.
At the Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert in Chester-le-Street on the Wear is Anker's House Museum, a tiny space which from 1383 to 1547 was the dwelling place of an Anchorite, or hermit.
For a detailed discussion of anchoritism as well as its relationship to gender, see Anchorites, Wombs and Tombs.
At my studio back in Cardiff, the walls swarm with a cast of hermits, angels, penitents, devils, wild beasts, and anchorites," wrote Clive Hicks-Jenkins during a visit to Prague.
Boston: Little, 1863): "The fictions of the Catholic Church are mostly unsuitable to the Arts; nor can martyrs or emaciated anchorites be subjected to the laws of Beauty" (172).
We have seen that the coastal zone of Northumbria was occupied by hermits and anchorites.
This pilgrimage center began to flourish in the 6th century after one of the rock-cut churches of Valderredible was inhabited by a hermit named Emiliano, better known as San Millan, whose cult of devotion was continued during the following centuries by a community of anchorites.