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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, whose life filled the last three quarters of the twelfth century.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

He was the most eminent predecessor of Ibn Rushd or averroes.
A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In the twelfth century, averroes, the greatest philosopher of Islamism, was born.
Old Continental Towns Walter M. Gallichan

They speculate on Nirvana, on Brahm, on the doctrine of averroes.
The Hearts of Men H. Fielding

Aristotle had passed away from their eyes; his great commentator, averroes, stood in his place.
History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science John William Draper

The most famous of the professors were averroes, Albucasis and Avenzoar.
The Evolution of Modern Medicine William Osler

Yet we find the disciples of averroes numerous in the university of Padua about that time.
Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. 1 Henry Hallam

Of these averroes, a native of Cordova, who died early in the thirteenth century, was the most eminent.
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam

Arabic name ibn-Rushd. 1126–88, Arab philosopher and physician in Spain, noted particularly for his attempts to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Islamic religion, which profoundly influenced Christian scholasticism

Latinization of name of Ibn Rushd (1126-1198) Arab philosopher and physician of Spain and Morocco.

Averroës A·ver·ro·ës or A·ver·rho·ës (ə-věr’ō-ēz’, āv’ə-rō’ēz), 1126-1198.

Arab physician and philosopher, born in Spain. He is best known for his commentaries on Aristotle.


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