ibn Gabirol

or ibn-Ga·bi·ral

[ ib-uhn gah-bee-rawl ]
/ ˌɪb ən gɑˈbi rɔl /

noun

Arabic name of Avicebrón.

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British Dictionary definitions for ibn Gabirol

ibn-Gabirol
/ (ˌɪbənˌɡɑːˈbiːrɔːl) /

noun

Solomon. ?1021–?58, Jewish philosopher and poet, born in Spain. His work The Fountain of Life influenced Western medieval philosophers
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