Bruno definition by Webster's New World
a masculine name
Origin: Old High German ; from brun, brown
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- Bruno, Saint (1030?-1101); Ger. monk: founder of the Carthusian order: his day is Oct. 6
- Bruno, Giordano 1548-1600; It. philosopher: burned at the stake by the Inquisition
Bruno definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Giordano 1548?-1600.
Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles in formulating his cosmic theory of an infinite universe. Condemned by the Inquisition for heresy, immoral conduct, and blasphemy, he was burned at the stake.