Geber

[ jee-ber ]
/ ˈdʒi bər /
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noun

Jabir ibn Hayyan, 8th-century a.d., Arab alchemist.

Also Jabir.

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Geber

/ (ˈdʒiːbə) /

noun

Latinized form of Jabir, assumed in honour of Jabir ibn Hayyan by a 14th-century alchemist, probably Spanish: he described the preparation of nitric and sulphuric acids
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