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Sorbonne

Syllabification: Sor·bonne
Pronunciation: /sôrˈbôn
 
/

Definition of Sorbonne in English:

The seat of the faculties of science and literature of the University of Paris.

Origin

originally a theological college founded by Robert de Sorbon, chaplain to Louis IX, circa1257.

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