meaning of Abelard

Abelard meaning in Names Dictionary

Name Origin: German
Name Gender: Male

Abelard meaning in General Dictionary

French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)

Sentence Examples with the word Abelard

Holding fast then on the one hand to the individual as the only true substance, and on the other to the traditional definition of the genus as that which is predicated of a number of individuals (quod praedicatur de pluribus), Abelard declared that this definition of itself condemns the Realistic theory; only a name, not a thing, can be so predicated - not the name, however, as a flatus vocis or a collection of letters, but the name as used in discourse, the name as a sign, as having a meaning - in a word, not vox but sermo.

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