- The definition of peripatetic is not staying in one place or relates to Aristotle.
- An example of peripatetic is a person who travels from place to place every day.
- An example of peripatetic is a person who follows the teachings of Aristotle.
- Peripatetic is defined as a person who travels around or a follower of Aristotle.
- An example of a peripatetic is a traveling salesman.
- An example of a peripatetic is a person obeying all of Aristotle's theories.
- of the philosophy or the followers of Aristotle, who walked about in the Lyceum while he was teaching
- walking or moving about; not staying in one place; itinerant
Origin of peripateticFrench péripatétique ; from Classical Latin peripateticus ; from Classical Greek peripat?tikos ; from peripatein, to walk about ; from peri-, around + patein, to walk ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pent-, to step, go from source find
- a follower of Aristotle
- a person who walks from place to place
Origin of peripateticME parypatetik
- Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
- Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
- One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
- Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
Origin of peripateticMiddle English peripatetik, from Latin peripatēticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein, to walk about, or from peripatos, covered walk (where Aristotle allegedly lectured) : peri-, peri- + patein, to walk; see pent- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more peripatetic, superlative most peripatetic)
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.