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Geber

[jee-ber] /ˈdʒi bər/
noun
1.
(Jabir ibn Hayyan) 8th-century a.d, Arab alchemist.
Also, Jabir.
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Jabir ibn Hayyan

/ˈdʒɑːbɪə ˌiːbən hɑːˈjɑːn/
noun
1.
?721–?815. Arab alchemist, whose many works enjoyed enormous esteem among later alchemists, such as Geber

Geber

/ˈdʒiːbə/
noun
1.
Latinized form of Jabir, assumed in honour of Jabir ibn Hayyan by a 14th-century alchemist, probably Spanish: he described the preparation of nitric and sulphuric acids
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jabir ibn hayyan in the Bible

a valiant man, (1 Kings 4:19), one of Solomon's purveyors, having jurisdiction over a part of Gilead, comprising all the kingdom of Sihon and part of the kingdom of Og (Deut. 2; 31).

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Geber

unknown author of several books that were among the most influential works on alchemy and metallurgy during the 14th and 15th centuries.

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