Ancorsetl


Ancorsetl
The cell of an Anchorite; an *anchor-hold. [< OldEngl. ancor = Anchorite, hermit + setl = place, residence]

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ancorsetl — n ( es/ , u) prow of a ship, anchor seat, the fore castle of a ship …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • áncorsetl — n ( es/ , u) hermitage, an anchorite s cell …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Anchor-hold — The cell of an anchorite or anchoress. [< anchor + MdEngl. hold = confinement, constraint] Cf. Anchorite; Ancorsetl; Ancrene Riwle …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.