Share this entry

Héloïse Line breaks: Hélo|ïse
Pronunciation: /ˈɛləʊiːz/

Definition of Héloïse in English:

( 1098–1164), French abbess. She is known for her tragic love affair with the theologian Abelard, which began after she became his pupil. When the affair came to light, Abelard persuaded her to enter a convent; she later became abbess of the community of Paraclete. See also Abelard, Peter.

Words that rhyme with Héloïse

superficies • Averroës

Definition of Héloïse in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources