Platonical

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From Latin Platōnicus + -al.

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Platonical (comparative more Platonical, superlative most Platonical)

  1. Pertaining to Plato or his philosophy; Platonic.
    • 1570, John Dee, in H. Billingsley (trans.) Euclid, Elements of Geometry, Preface:
      [T]he Pythagoricall, and Platonicall perfect scholer, and the constant profound Philosopher, with more ease and spede, may (like the Bee,) gather, hereby, both wax and hony.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 10, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes [], book II, London: [] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      Plutarkes opinions are Platonicall, gentle and accommodable unto civill societie [].
  2. Affectionate but non-sexual; platonic.