or ancress noun Etymology: Middle English ankeresse, from anker hermit, from Old English ancor, from Old Irish anchara, from Late Latin anachoreta Date: 14th century a woman who is an anchorite

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  • Anchoress — An cho*ress, n. A female anchoret. [1913 Webster] And there, a saintly anchoress, she dwelt. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anchoress — (n.) female recluse, nun, late 14c.; see ANCHORITE (Cf. anchorite) + ESS (Cf. ess) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anchoress — [aŋ′kə rəs] n. a female anchorite …   English World dictionary

  • anchoress — /ang keuhr is/, n. a woman who is an anchorite. [1350 1400; late ME anchoryse, ME ankres, equiv. to ancre ANCHORITE + es ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • anchoress — noun A female anchorite …   Wiktionary

  • Anchoress —    See Ancris …   Dictionary of London

  • anchoress — an·cho·ress || æŋkÉ™rɪs n. female recluse, female hermit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anchoress — an·cho·ress …   English syllables

  • anchoress —  Анахорет …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • anchoress — an•cho•ress [[t]ˈæŋ kər ɪs[/t]] n. use a woman who is an anchorite • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME ankres=ancre anchorite+ es ess usage: See ess …   From formal English to slang

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