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An adjective or adjectival phrase used to define a characteristic quality or attribute of some person or thing. Common in historical titles (Catherine the Great, Ethelred the Unready), ‘stock’ ...
John Scotus Erigena

John Scotus Erigena  

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(c.810–77),of Irish origin, was employed as teacher at the court of Charles the Bald, afterwards emperor, c.847. The leading principle of his philosophy, as expounded in his great work De Divisione ...
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A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning, typically presented as a game. The word is recorded from Old English (in form ...
Robert Grosseteste

Robert Grosseteste  

(c.1168–1253)English medieval philosopher. Born in Suffolk, Grosseteste gained a reputation in medicine, and after study in Paris became perhaps the first Chancellor of the university of Oxford. He ...
symbolism

symbolism  

The use (or perceived use) of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. See also colour symbolism; condensation; product-symbol format; ritual model; surplus meaning; symbol; symbolic; visual ...
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A branch of literary scholarship that attempts to establish the most accurate version of a written work by comparing all existing manuscript and/or printed versions so as to reconstruct from them the ...

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