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sɔrˈbɒn, -ˈbʌn; Fr. sɔrˈbɔnSor·bonne

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Paris University, University of Paris, Sorbonnenoun

    a university in Paris; intellectual center of France


  1. Sorbonne

    The Sorbonne is an edifice of the Latin Quarter, in Paris, France, which has been the historical house of the former University of Paris. Nowadays, it houses several higher education and research institutions such as Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris Descartes University, the École Nationale des Chartes and the École pratique des hautes études. The name is commonly used to refer to the historic University of Paris or one of its successor institutions, but this is a recent usage, and "Sorbonne" has actually been used with different meanings over the centuries. For information on the historic University of Paris and the present universities, which are its successor institutions or the Collège de Sorbonne, please refer to the relevant articles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sorbonne

    sor-bon′, n. the earliest and the most famous of all the colleges of the medieval university of Paris, founded in 1253 by Robert of Sorbon, in the diocese of Rheims. Exclusively devoted to theology, till the close of the 15th century it controlled by its teaching and its dogmatic decisions the intellectual life of Europe.—adj. Sorbon′ical.—n. Sor′bonist, a doctor of the Sorbonne.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sorbonne

    a celebrated college of Paris, taking its name from its founder, Robert of Sorbon, chaplain to Saint Louis in the 13th century; was exclusively devoted to theology, and through the rigour of its discipline and learning of its professors soon exercised a predominant influence on the theological thought of Europe, which it maintained until the new learning of the Renaissance (16th century), together with its own dogmatic conservatism, left it hopelessly stuck in the "Sorbonnian bog" of derelict scholastic theology; became an object of satiric attacks by Boileau, Voltaire, and others, and was suppressed in 1789 at the outburst of the Revolution; was revived by Napoleon in 1808; is at present the seat of the Académie Universitaire de Paris, with faculties of theology, science, and literature.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sorbonne

    After its founder Robert de Sorbon, a canon of Cambrai in 1252.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sorbonne in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sorbonne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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