Origin of pataphysics; from French pataphysique, coined by Alfred Jarry, apparently altered ; from Classical Greek ta epi ta metaphysika, the (works) superimposed on the metaphysics: see metaphysics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
Origin of pataphysicsFrench pataphysique, alteration of Greek ta epi ta metaphusika, the (works) after the metaphysics (pseudo-title of a work by Aristotle modeled on ta meta ta phusika, the (works) after the Physics, Aristotle's Metaphysics) : epi, after; see epi– + metaphusika, metaphysics; see metaphysics.
French pataphysique, from Ancient Greek Ï„Î¬ á¼Ï€Î¯ Ï„Î¬ Î¼ÎµÏ„Î±Ï†Ï…ÏƒÎ¹ÎºÎ¬ (ta epi ta metaphusika), humorous alteration of the title of the work "Metaphysics" by Aristotle