An example of a peripatetic is a traveling salesman.
An example of a peripatetic is a person obeying all of Aristotle's theories.
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.
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 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.
- 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").