A follower of Pythagoras; someone who believes in or advocates Pythagoreanism. [from 16th c.]
Pertaining to Pythagoras or his philosophy. [from 16th c.]
Following the lifestyle advocated by the Pythagoreans; specifically, vegetarian. [from 17th c.]
Origin of pythagorean
From LatinPȳthagorēus (“pertaining to Pythagoras”) + -an. Compare Pythagoric.
Pythagorean Sentence Examples
The great Pythagorean oath was taken by the sacred tetractys.
The Pythagorean school of philosophers adopted the theory of a spherical earth, but from metaphysical rather than scientific reasons; their convincing argument was that a sphere being the most perfect solid figure was the only one worthy to circumscribe the dwellingplace of man.
He is described as the eighth leader of the Pythagorean school, and was a pupil (not the teacher, as some have maintained) of Philolaus.
The Pythagorean theory of numbers, Neoplatonic ideas of emanation, the Logos, the personified Wisdom, Gnosticism - these and many other features combine to show the antiquity of tendencies which, clad in other shapes, are already found in the old pre-Christian Oriental religions.