or A·ver·rho·ës

[ uh-ver-oh-eez ]
/ əˈvɛr oʊˌiz /


1126?–98, Arab philosopher in Spain.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for averroes

British Dictionary definitions for averroes


/ (əˈvɛrəʊˌiːz) /


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
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

Word Origin and History for averroes


Latinization of name of Ibn Rushd (1126-1198) Arab philosopher and physician of Spain and Morocco.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for averroes



Arab physician and philosopher, born in Spain. He is best known for his commentaries on Aristotle.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.