A thirteenth-century Italian priest and philosopher who became the most influential theologian of the Middle Ages. Aquinas, a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, sought to reconcile faith and reason by showing that elements of the philosophy of Aristotle were compatible with Christianity. His greatest work is the Summa Theologica.
Corazon C [kawr-uh-zon,, kor-] /ˈkɔr əˌzɒn,, ˈkɒr-/ (Show IPA), 1933–2009, Philippine political leader: president 1986–92. Historical Examples This doctrine is endorsed by the great theologian and scholastic Thomas of Aquino. The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals Edmund P. Evans Thomas of Aquino and Duns Scotus advanced opposing theories to explain the ground and […]
a lowland region in SW France, formerly an ancient Roman province and medieval duchy. Historical Examples This was the high-born Witiza of Aquitaine, the ascetic virtuosity of whose early life had won him repute. The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor This is a style that was neither that of Southern Italy […]
in a state of trepidation or vibrant agitation; trembling; (usually used predicatively): The bamboo thicket was aquiver with small birds and insects. The exciting news set me aquiver. Historical Examples Then all aquiver with his eagerness did Ederyn kneel, with face alight, beside the minstrel’s knee to hear. Keeping Tryst Annie Fellows Johnston Besides, his […]
variant of before r: arrear. variant of the adjective-forming suffix 1 , joined to words in which an l precedes the suffix: circular; lunar; singular . variant of 2 , often under the influence of a spelling with -ar- in a cognate Latin noun: burglar; cellar; collar; mortar; poplar; scholar; vicar; vinegar. variant of 1. […]