Sorbonne

[ sawr-bon, -buhn; French sawr-bawn ]
/ sɔrˈbɒn, -ˈbʌn; French sɔrˈbɔn /

noun

the seat of the faculties of arts and letters of the University of Paris.
a theological college founded in Paris in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon, suppressed in 1792, and ceasing to exist about 1850.

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Sorbonne
/ (French sɔrbɔn) /

noun

the Sorbonne a part of the University of Paris containing the faculties of science and literature: founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon as a theological college; given to the university in 1808
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