[ab-uh-lahrd; French a-bey-lar]
- Pierre [pee-air; French pyer] /piˈɛər; French pyɛr/, Peter Abelard, 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher, teacher, and theologian. His love affair with Heloïse is one of the famous romances in history.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for abelard
Abelard and Eloise were conspicuous in their days for eminence of merit.
Of the epistle from Eloisa to Abelard, I do not know the date.
It is said that "few teachers ever held such sway as did Abelard for a time."
The greatest name connected with the university of Paris is that of Abelard.
Only his Logic had been known to Abelard, as all his other works had been forgotten.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
- Peter. French name Pierre Abélard. 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher and theologian whose works include Historia Calamitatum and Sic et Non (1121). His love for Héloïse is recorded in their correspondence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012