Sorbonne

Sorbonne

[sawr-bon, -buhn; French sawr-bawn]
noun
1.
the seat of the faculties of arts and letters of the University of Paris.
2.
a theological college founded in Paris in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon, suppressed in 1792, and ceasing to exist about 1850.
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Sorbonne (French sɔrbɔn)
 
n
the Sorbonne a part of the University of Paris containing the faculties of science and literature: founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon as a theological college; given to the university in 1808

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Sorbonne
1560, from Sorbon, place name in the Ardennes. Theological college in Paris founded early 13c. by Robert de Sorbon (b.1201), chaplain and confessor of Louis IX.
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