Definition of Anselm

1. Noun. An Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God.

Exact synonyms: Saint Anselm, St. Anselm
Generic synonyms: Archbishop, Saint

Definition of Anselm

1. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name); quite rare in English. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anselm

Anopheles superpictus
Anophelinae
Anophelini
Anoplocephala
Anoplocephala perfoliata
Anoplophora glabripennis
Anostraca
Anouilh
Anrep
Anrep effect
Anrep phenomenon
Ansaid
Ansar al-Islam
Ansar al Islam
Anschluss
Anselm (current term)
Anselmic
Anser
Anser anser
Anser cygnoides
Anserinae
Anshan
Anshar
Anshur
Anson
Ansus
Antabuse
Antaean
Antakarinya
Antakiya

Literary usage of Anselm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"THE PRIMACY OF Anselm AND THE ACQUISITION OF NORMANDY.1 1093-1097. E story of the first five years of the Red King's character reign may be written with ..."

2. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Anselm OF CANTERBURY Anselm (1033-1109), Archbishop of Canterbury, ... Anselm bases his celebrated proofs for the existence of God on the Platon. ..."

3. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"Interval of peace between William and Anselm. 1095-1096. Consecration of Irish Bishops. Beginning of fresh disputes ; Anselm'a contingent in the Welsh war. ..."

4. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1853)
"As a philosopher, Anselm represents the extreme party of the realist school. ... After his return to his archbishopric, Anselm wrote one of his most ..."

5. The Foundations of England; Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55 by James Henry Ramsay (1898)
"A first quarrel between Anselm and the King ensued on the subject of Canterbury lands ... Anselm also warned him among other things that he, Anselm, ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"In Anselm, we see the different main directions of the spirit that ... Anselm was equal to Lanfranc in learning, and far exceeded him in piety. ..."

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