Definition of Bruno

1. Noun. German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054).

2. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101).

3. Noun. Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600).
Exact synonyms: Giordano Bruno
Generic synonyms: Philosopher

Definition of Bruno

1. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=Italian) ¹

3. Proper noun. (context folklore) A name for the bear. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bruno

Brumpt's white mycetoma
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei dollar
Brunfelsia americana
Brunn's membrane
Brunn reaction
Bruno Walter
Bruns' nystagmus
Bruns ataxia
Brunswick black
Brunswick green
Brunswick greens
Brunswick stew

Literary usage of Bruno

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

1. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"10 in. x 7 ft The Virgin and Child in a glory of Angels ; below, St. bruno in Prayer; at right a monk with a crucifix in his hand, reading. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"bruno then absented himself from Reims for a while, and went probably to Rome to ... According to a tradition preserved in the Carthusian Order, bruno was ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"GIORDANO bruno IN ENGLAND. 1. Spaccio della Bestia Trionfante, or The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast. Translated from the Italian of Jordano bruno Nolano ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"After the death of King Louis d'Outremer and Duke Hugh the Great, bruno was made a sort of supreme judicial arbiter for France in his brother's name. ..."

5. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1904)
"Giordano bruno GIORDANO bruno 2 was born at Nola, near Naples, in 1548. ... With the head of the materialistic school, bruno advances the notion of an ..."

6. Modern Studies by Oliver Elton (1907)
"ALLUSIONS TO bruno IN THE AGE OF ANNE. I ' THE prophetic soul of the wide ... At least they may serve to denote bruno himself, with his presentiment of the ..."

7. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1871)
"bruno, Sturmius, — not the theologian, but another person of the same name and of more worldly ... In bruno he saw evidently an open-minded, honourable man, ..."

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