peripatetic

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From French péripatétique, from Latin peripatēticus, from Ancient Greek περιπατητικός (peripatētikós, given to walking around), from περιπατέω (peripatéō, I walk around), from περί (perí, around) (English peri-)+ πατέω (patéō, I walk).

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peripatetic (comparative more peripatetic, superlative most peripatetic)

  1. Tending to walk about.
  2. Constantly travelling; itinerant; nomadic.
  3. (usually capitalized) Having to do with Aristotle, his philosophy, or the school of thought which he founded.
    • Howell
      The true peripatetic school.

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peripatetic (plural peripatetics)

  1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
  2. (usually capitalized) One who accepts the philosophy of Aristotle or his school; an Aristotelian.
    • 1961, Albert Upton, Design for Thinking: A First Book in Semantics, 11:
      He who would think clearly must think like a peripatetic even if he is unwilling to walk like one.

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