algazel
Gazelle Ga*zelle", n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz?l a wild goat.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus {Gazella}, esp. {G. dorcas}; -- called also {algazel}, {corinne}, {korin}, and {kevel}. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes. [Written also {gazel}.]

Note: The common species of Northern Africa ({Gazella dorcas}); the Arabian gazelle, or ariel ({G. Arabica}); the mohr of West Africa ({G. mohr}); the Indian ({G. Bennetti}); the {ahu} or Persian ({G. subgutturosa}); and the springbok or tsebe ({G. euchore}) of South Africa, are the best known. [1913 Webster]


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  • Algazel — Al ga*zel , n. [Ar. al the + ghaz[=a]l.] (Zo[ o]l.) The true gazelle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algazel — can refer to: *Al Ghazali, a Persian 11th century philosopher *Scimitar Oryx, a north African antelope …   Wikipedia

  • Algazel — Algazel, eine Art Antilope, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Algazel —   [ zeːl], al Ghasali, islamischer Theologe, Philosoph und Mystiker, Ghasali …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Algazel — Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al Ghazali (arabisch ‏أبو حامد محمد بن محمد الغزالي‎, DMG Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad bin Muḥammad al Ġazālī; auch al Gazzali, lateinisch Algazel; * 1058 in Tūs bei Maschhad, heute Iran; † 1111 ebenda) war ein persischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Algazel — Al Ghazâlî Abou Hamid Mohammed ibn Mohammed al Ghazâlî (1058 1111), autrefois connu en Occident sous le nom de Algazel (arabe : أَبُو حَامِد الغَزَالِيّ abū ḥāmid al ġazālīy) est un penseur musulman d origine persane [1]. Relig …   Wikipédia en Français

  • algazel — noun ( s) Etymology: Portuguese obsolete : a gazelle or other antelope of Africa * * * algazel early form of gazelle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Algazel — See Al Ghazali …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Algazel — See Averroes …   History of philosophy

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