Pythagoras

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πυθαγόρας (Puthagóras).

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Pythagoras

  1. An Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher.
    • c. 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act IV scene i[1]:
      Gratiano:
      O, be thou damn'd, inexecrable dog!
      And for thy life let justice be accused.
      Thou almost makest me waver in my faith,
      To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
      That souls of animals infuse themselves
      Into the trunks of men: thy currish spirit
      Govern'd a wolf, who, hang'd for human slaughter,
      Even from the gallows did his fell soul fleet,
      And, whilst thou lay'st in thy unhallow'd dam,
      Infused itself in thee; for thy desires
      Are wolfish, bloody, starved, and ravenous.
  2. (mathematics, colloquial) Pythagoras' theorem.
    • Serge Lang and Gene Murrow (1988) Geometry, →ISBN, page 203: “By Pythagoras, we find the length of the third side, |AB|2 = (2a)2 – a2 = 4a2 – a2 = 3a2
  3. A male given name of mostly historical use, and a transliteration from modern Greek.

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pythagoras m

  1. Pythagoras

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πυθαγόρας (Puthagóras).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpytɑɡorɑs/, [ˈpyt̪ɑɡo̞rɑs̠]
  • Hyphenation: Py‧tha‧go‧ras

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Pythagoras

  1. Pythagoras

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Pythagoras (Kotus type 41/vieras, no gradation)
nominative Pythagoras
genitive Pythagoraan
partitive Pythagorasta
illative Pythagoraaseen
singular plural
nominative Pythagoras
accusative nom. Pythagoras
gen. Pythagoraan
genitive Pythagoraan
partitive Pythagorasta
inessive Pythagoraassa
elative Pythagoraasta
illative Pythagoraaseen
adessive Pythagoraalla
ablative Pythagoraalta
allative Pythagoraalle
essive Pythagoraana
translative Pythagoraaksi
instructive
abessive Pythagoraatta
comitative

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Pythagoras

  1. Pythagoras

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