(comparative more peripatetic, superlative most peripatetic)
- tending to walk about
- constantly travelling; itinerant; nomadic.
- (usually capitalized) Having to do with Aristotle, his philosophy, or the school of thought which he founded.
From French pÃ©ripatÃ©tique (peri- + patein (“to tread")), from Latin peripatÄ“ticus, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹Ï€Î±Ï„Î·Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (peripatÄ“tikos, “given to walking around"), from Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹Ï€Î±Ï„ÎÏ‰ (peripateÅ, “I walk around"), from Ï€ÎµÏÎ¯ (peri, “around") (English peri-)+ Ï€Î±Ï„ÎÏ‰ (pateÅ, “I walk").
From Latin peripatÄ“ticus, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÎµÏÎ¯Ï€Î±Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (peripatos, “strolling, covered walk, conversation while walking"), from Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹Ï€Î±Ï„ÎÏ‰ (peripateÅ, “I walk around"), from Ï€ÎµÏÎ¯ (peri, “around") + Ï€Î±Ï„ÎÏ‰ (pateÅ, “I walk"). Aristotle's school was sometimes called the Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹Ï€Î±Ï„Î·Ï„Î¹ÎºÎ¿Î¯ (peripatÄ“tikoi) "those who are prone to walking" or Î¿á¼± á¼Îº Ï„Î¿á¿¦ Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹Ï€Î¬Ï„Î¿Ï… (hoi ek tou peripatou, “those from the walk") in reference either to his supposed habit of teaching while traversing the Ï€ÎµÏÎ¯Ï€Î±Ï„Î¿Î¹ (peripatoi, “walkways") of the Lyceum or simply to the walkways themselves with which the school became associated.