hermitage [ hur-mi-tij or for 3, er-mi-tahzh ]
1. the habitation of a hermit.
2. any secluded place of residence or habitation; retreat; hideaway.
3. (initial capital letter) a palace in Leningrad built by Catherine II and now used as an art museum.
cloister, retreat, abbey, monastery
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Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English < Old French. See hermit, -age
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