Πυθαγόρας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Aristippus explained his name by saying, "He spoke (-agor-) the truth no less than did the Pythian (Pyth-)", thus referring his name to Πυθία (Puthía, Apollonian oracle of Delphi) and ἀγορεύω (agoreúō, to speak publicly in the agora).

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Proper noun[edit]

Πῡθᾰγόρᾱς (Pūthagórāsm (genitive Πῡθᾰγόρου); first declension

  1. A male given name: Pythagoras
  2. in particular, the pre-Socratic philosopher Pythagoras of Samos

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References[edit]

  • Πυθαγόρας in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Πυθαγόρας in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,023