from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hypatia A.D. 370?-415. Neo-Platonist philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer who lived and taught in Alexandria. Her prominence and adherence to pagan scholasticism led to her being murdered by a Christian mob.

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  • n. Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)


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