What is an ascetic


Asket (German) [edit]

Noun, m[To edit]

Word separation:

Asket, plural: Askets


IPA: [asˈkeːt]
Audio samples: ascetic (Info)
Rhymes: -eːt


[1] a celibate person


etymological: Middle Latin ischeta→ la, Greekaskētḗs[1]
structurally: derived from the noun asceticism

Female word forms:

[1] ascetic


[1] It is believed that Ascetics live longer than others.
[1] “Like someone removed from all the red dust of this earth ascetic he gave to her. "[2]

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References and further information:

[*] Wikipedia search results for "Asket"
[1] Goethe dictionary "Asket"
[1] Digital dictionary of the German language "Asket"
[*] Online vocabulary information system German "Asket"
[1] The Free Dictionary "Ascetic"
[1] Duden online "Asket"
[*] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Ascetic"
[1] Wissen.de - Dictionary "ascetic"
[1] True dictionary of foreign words "Asket" on Wissen.de


  1. Duden online "ascetic"
  2. Li Yü: Jou Pu Tuan (Meat Devotional Mats). An erotic novel from the Ming period. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1979 (translated by Franz Kuhn), ISBN 3-596-22451-9, page 248. Chinese original 1634.

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