Definition of Avicenna in English:


Pronunciation /ˌavəˈsenə/ /ˌævəˈsɛnə/

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proper noun

  • (980–1037), Persian philosopher and physician; Arabic name ibn-Sina. His philosophical system, drawing on Aristotle but in many ways closer to Neoplatonism, was the major influence on the development of scholasticism. His Canon of Medicine was a standard medieval medical text.