Definition of Anchorites

1. Noun. (plural of anchorite) ¹



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Definition of Anchorites

1. anchorite [n] - See also: anchorite

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anchorites

anchorage
anchorage dependence
anchorage ground
anchorages
anchored
anchoress
anchoresses
anchoret
anchoretism
anchorets
anchorhold
anchorin
anchoring
anchoring villus
anchorite
anchorites (current term)
anchoritess
anchoritesses
anchoritic
anchoritically
anchorless
anchorlike
anchorman
anchormen
anchorpeople
anchorperson
anchorpersons
anchors
anchorwoman
anchorwomen

Literary usage of Anchorites

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1877)
"... however, anchorites in favour of the anchorites. He says that at this time 'there time. were many in the kingdom of the Scots, who, in different places, ..."

2. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"The Indian anchorites appear to have viewed their mortal existence as a period of training for a final release from the body, which was the highest object ..."

3. History of the Christian Church by Wilhelm Ernst Möller (1902)
"The anchorites of the East. Sources: ATHANASII vita Antonii (Opp. ed. ... Individual Christian anchorites (hermits) may as early as the third century, ..."

4. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"The anchorites of the woods transformed into monks by the multitude which followed them. — St. Laumer in Perche. — St. Magloire in Armorica and Jersey. ..."

5. A Visit to Monasteries in the Levant by Robert Curzon (1849)
"The Desert of Nitria is famous in the annals of monastic history as the first place to which the anchorites, in the early ages of Christianity, retired from ..."

6. The Psalms in Human Life by Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1907)
"... Egyptian anchorites, Basil and monastic communities of the East, Athanasius and the West, Jerome and Paula, Martin of Tours; the Psalms in ..."

7. Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1841)
"The Saracens now withdrew, taking the captives with them, and killing eight other anchorites in various places. Nilus and his companions in flight descended ..."

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