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or A·ver·rho·ës  (ə-vĕr′ō-ēz′, ăv′ə-rō′ēz) also Ibn Rushd (ĭb′ən ro͝osht′) 1126-1198.
Spanish-Arab philosopher, jurist, and physician. He is well known for his commentaries on Aristotle, which exerted a strong influence on medieval Christian theology.
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(Biography) 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
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or A•ver•rho•ës

(əˈvɛr oʊˌiz)

1126?–98, Arab philosopher in Spain.
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Noun1.Averroes - Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
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In a tender moment following Friday's massacre, little Averoes, two, clambers on to Zulfirman Syah's chest, places a hand on his heart and looks into his eyes for signs of life.
We also, possibly, have an image of the 12th century Muslim polymath Ibn Rushd or, as he was known in the West, Averoes. (33)
In this era, the golden age of knowledge and science, the Islamic emphasis, buttressed by the power of a strong state that advocated knowledge dissemination and conservation of knowledge to the extent that some Caliphs encouraged translations from Persian and Greek masterpieces into Arabic, has always been to encourage life-long learning and the constant pursuit of knowledge according to hypothesis-confirmation principles as manifested in the scholarly lives of such Muslim figures of medieval sciences and philosophy such as Avicenna, Averoes, Al-Khwarizmi, Al-Biruni, Ibn Rushd, Al-Zahrani, and so many others (Sabra, 1987; 2002; Saliba, 1999; 2002).