a crater lake in S Italy, near Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea, thought by ancients to be the entrance to the underworld.
a crater lake in Italy, near Naples: in ancient times regarded as an entrance to hell Latin name Avernus (əˈvɜːnəs)
a lake near Naples, Italy, looked upon in ancient times as an entrance to hell, from whose waters vile-smelling vapors arose, supposedly killing birds flying over it. hell. a crater lake in S Italy, near Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea, thought by ancients to be the entrance to the underworld. Historical Examples Of which lesson […]
1126?–98, Arab philosopher in Spain. Historical Examples He unfortunately dealt the death blow to Mohammedan philosophy and averroes wrote against him. The Literature of Ecstasy Albert Mordell At all events, so he was interpreted by averroes and later by Aquinas. Dante: His Times and His Work Arthur John Butler There its great representative was averroes, […]
the philosophy of Averroës, largely based on Aristotelianism and asserting the unity of an active intellect common to all human beings while denying personal immortality. Historical Examples In such a critical generation the words of Averroism found willing ears, and pupils who outran their teacher. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various The […]
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner. Law. to allege as a fact. Historical Examples The landlady was thus justified in averring that something had been done by somebody, albeit unable to point to anything specific. Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith This he at first declined to do, averring […]