Etymology
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hermitage (n.)

late 13c., "dwelling place of a hermit," from Old French hermitage/ermitage "hermitage, solitude," from hermit (see hermit). Earlier in the same sense in English was hermitorie (c. 1200), from Medieval Latin hermitorium. Transferred sense of "solitary or secluded dwelling place" is from 1640s.

updated on July 06, 2015

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Definitions of hermitage from WordNet

hermitage (n.)
the abode of a hermit;
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