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A·ver·ro·ësor 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.
(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
or A•ver•rho•ës(əˈvɛr oʊˌiz)
1126?–98, Arab philosopher in Spain.
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|Noun||1.||Averroes - Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)|