Isidore of Seville


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Isidore of Seville: Alcuin, Cassiodorus

Is·i·dore of Seville

 (ĭz′ĭ-dôr′), Saint 560?-636.
Spanish scholar and ecclesiastic. He wrote the encyclopedia Etymologiae, an important reference work throughout the Middle Ages.

Isidore of Seville

(ˈɪzɪdɔː)
n
(Biography) Saint, Latin name Isidorus Hispalensis. ?560–636 ad, Spanish archbishop and scholar, noted for his Etymologies, an encyclopedia. Feast day: April 4

Is′i•dore of Seville′

(ˈɪz ɪˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr)
n.
Saint (Isidorus Hispalensis), A.D. c570–636, Spanish archbishop, historian, and encyclopedist.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
An historical survey sets the context for Latin selections drawn from seventeen authors (Agricola, Alberti, Alhazen, Bacon, Copernicus, de Soto, Euclid, Faventinus, Galvani, Harvey, Isidore of Seville, Kepler, Leibniz, Libavius, Maimonides, Newton, Oresme, Pliny the Elder, Seneca, Vitruvius) who wrote in Latin and three whose works were translated into Latin.
The majority of manuscripts are liturgical (Books of Hours, Psalters, Missals, Graduals, Breviaries, Pontificals, Evangeliaries, Prayer-books, Antiphonaries, sermon collections, and Bibles), but there are also works by Peter Comestor, Cyprian, Boethius, Buridan, Pope Boniface VIII, Catherine of Siena, Isidore of Seville, Giles of Rome, Peter Lombard, and others.
After the Western Empire had fallen to the so-called "barbarian" tribal peoples of Europe in the fifth century, in the seventh century, Isidore of Seville (c.
Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity from Tertullian to Isidore of Seville
Isidore of Seville taught about the need for both action and contemplation at a time when the church believed the latter was better.
promotes an alternative model of law as a "teacher of virtue." Isidore of Seville's seventh-century precis of good law as "virtuous, just, possible to nature, according to the custom of the country, suitable to place and time, necessary, useful; clearly expressed, lest by its obscurity it lead to misunderstanding; and framed for no private benefit, but for the common good" (3, 30, 97) provides a larger grid that lends flexibility to K.'s analysis and arguments.
Isidore of Seville. The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville.
Mere decades later, early Christian authorities, including Bishop Isidore of Seville (560--636), and later, the monk Bede (c.
The Wonders presents places, plants, and creatures based on texts authored by such figures as Pliny, Herodotus, Solinus, and Isidore of Seville, and likely dates between 975 and 1025.
Among the minor flaws in del Nero, however, one finds unpredictable omissions in the notes: Athenaeus, Petrus Crinitus, and Peter Textor get identified, but not Raphael of Volterra, Sulpicius Verulanus, Johannes Despauterius, or Isidore of Seville.
Isidore of Seville's T-O map in his The Etymologies (1500-1510) and the Psalter World Map (c.1265).