Definition of Hypatia
1. Noun. Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415).
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Literary usage of Hypatia
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1. The Christian Examiner (1854)
"Hypatia : or, New Foes with an Old Face. By CHARLES KINGS- LEY, Jun., ... Hypatia, as our readers hardly need to be reminded, was a veritable Alexandrian ..."
2. Female Biography: Alphabetically Arranged by Mary Hays (1807)
"The numerous disciples of Hypatia, who was emphatically termed the Philosopher, were united to each other, and to their fair preceptress, in the strictest ..."
3. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"Hypatia. vent Rousseau from believing, that he knew more of music than those to ... Hypatia. I WILL suppose that madame Dacier had been the finest woman in ..."
4. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"... is, that he •was the father of Hypatia, whom, encouraged by her prodigious genius, he educated not only in all the qualifications belonging to Her fex, ..."
5. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"The first commentator on Diophantus of whom we hear is Hypatia, the daughter of Theon of Alexandria; she was murdered by Christian fanatics in AD 415. ..."
6. Memoirs of Eminent Female Writers, of All Ages and Countries by Anna Maria Lee (1827)
"Hypatia was the daughter of Theon, who, distinguished for his astronomical ... Hypatia, who early manifested extraordinary capacity and acute- ness of mind, ..."