Peripatetic meaning

pĕrə-pə-tĕtĭk
Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
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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.

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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.

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One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
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A person who walks from place to place.
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Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
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Walking or moving about; not staying in one place; itinerant.
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Constantly travelling; itinerant; nomadic.
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A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
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Of the philosophy or the followers of Aristotle, who walked about in the Lyceum while he was teaching.
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A follower of Aristotle.
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Tending to walk about.
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(usually capitalized) Having to do with Aristotle, his philosophy, or the school of thought which he founded.
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One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
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(usually capitalized) One who accepts the philosophy of Aristotle or his school; an Aristotelian.
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A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
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Of or pertaining to the philosophy or methods of Aristotle, or to his followers.
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Origin of peripatetic

  • Middle 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 pent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin peripatÄ“ticus, from Ancient Greek περίπατος (peripatos, “strolling, covered walk, conversation while walking"), from περιπατέω (peripateō, “I walk around"), from περί (peri, “around") + πατέω (pateō, “I walk"). Aristotle's school was sometimes called the περιπατητικοί (peripatÄ“tikoi) "those who are prone to walking" or οἱ ἐκ τοῦ περιπάτου (hoi ek tou peripatou, “those from the walk") in reference either to his supposed habit of teaching while traversing the περίπατοι (peripatoi, “walkways") of the Lyceum or simply to the walkways themselves with which the school became associated.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French péripatétique (peri- + patein (“to tread")), from Latin peripatÄ“ticus, from Ancient Greek περιπατητικός (peripatÄ“tikos, “given to walking around"), from περιπατέω (peripateō, “I walk around"), from περί (peri, “around") (English peri-)+ πατέω (pateō, “I walk").

    From Wiktionary