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[hahy-pey-shuh, -pat-ee-uh] /haɪˈpeɪ ʃə, -ˈpæt i ə/
a.d. c370–415, Greek philosopher renowned for her beauty. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Hypatia
Historical Examples
  • She had "Plutarch's Lives" under her arm, and "Hypatia" in her hand.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Hypatia, published in 1853, had a mixed reception; but Westward Ho!

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore
  • Something might be done for our Superintendent with the ghost of Hypatia!

  • “And you cannot expect it ever to be forgotten,” said Hypatia, with tears in her eyes.

    A Chosen Few Frank R. Stockton
  • While Hypatia was lecturing on Homer, the Christians were converting the world.

  • The handwriting was, like Hypatia's, graceful and self-conscious.

  • She was Hypatia to him and he vowed that the churchmen should not deny her nor destroy her.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Hypatia looked at the seal which fixed a silk cord round the letter.

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
  • He was not certain which was Hypatia's house; but the door of the Museum he could not forget.

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
  • You are at least a more practical teacher than ever Hypatia was.

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for Hypatia


died 415 ad, Neo-Platonist philosopher and politician, who lectured at Alexandria. She was murdered by a Christian mob
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Hypatia in Science
Greek philosopher who was the first notable woman mathematician and astronomer. She invented instruments used to view the stars and wrote commentaries on mathematics and astronomy, though none of them survives.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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