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  1. Jo·han·nes Sco·tus [joh-han-eez skoh-tuh s, -han-is] /dʒoʊˈhæn iz ˈskoʊ təs, -ˈhæn ɪs/, a.d. c810–c877, Irish philosopher and theologian.
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Historical Examples

  • Perhaps John, called the Scot or Erigena, also came, but we do not know certainly.

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    Ernest Savage

  • The Scholastic philosophy sent forth such daring thinkers as Erigena and Abélard.

  • Erigena teaches the restitution of all things under the form of the Dionysian adunatio or deificatio.

  • Erigena translated Dionysius into Latin along with the commentaries of Maximus, and his system is essentially based upon theirs.

  • Two medallions of Alfred and Erigena ornament the outside of the Hall, so as to overlook the field of battle.

British Dictionary definitions for erigena


  1. John Scotus. ?800–?877 ad, Irish Neo-Platonist philosopher
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