Geber(redirected from Gabir ben Aflah)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Geber(gē`bər), in the Bible. 1 Father of a steward of Solomon. 2 Officer of Solomon.
, fl. 8th cent., Arab alchemist and physician, originally named Jabir ibn Hayyan. He is believed to have lived at Kufa and at Baghdad. A great number of works on alchemy, many of them unpublished, have been attributed to him, but scholars disagree as to
..... Click the link for more information. .
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
Latinized form of Jabir, assumed in honour of Jabir ibn Hayyan by a 14th-century alchemist, probably Spanish: he described the preparation of nitric and sulphuric acids
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005