Pythagorean

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From Latin Pȳthagorēus (pertaining to Pythagoras) +‎ -an. Compare Pythagoric.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pʌɪθaɡəˈɹiːən/

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Pythagorean (plural Pythagoreans)

  1. A follower of Pythagoras; someone who believes in or advocates Pythagoreanism. [from 16th c.]

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Pythagorean (comparative more Pythagorean, superlative most Pythagorean)

  1. Pertaining to Pythagoras or his philosophy. [from 16th c.]
  2. Following the lifestyle advocated by the Pythagoreans; specifically, vegetarian. [from 17th c.]

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