Eleatic
adjective Etymology: Latin Eleaticus, from Greek Eleatikos, from Elea (Velia), ancient town in southern Italy Date: 1695 of or relating to a school of Greek philosophers founded by Parmenides and developed by Zeno and marked by belief in the unity of being and the unreality of motion or change • Eleatic nounEleaticism noun

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  • eleatic — ELEÁTIC, Ă, eleatici, ce, adj. Referitor la eleaţi, al eleaţilor. [pr.: le a ] – Din fr. éléatique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 10.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  eleátic adj. m. (sil. le a ), pl. eleátici; f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • Eleatic — E le*at ic, a. [L. eleaticus, from Elea (or Velia) in Italy.] Of or pertaining to a certain school of Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason. n. A philosopher of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eleatic — [el΄ē at′ik] adj. [L Eleaticus, after Elea (Velia), ancient Gr colony in Italy] designating or of an ancient Greek school of philosophy which held that true being is singular and unchanging and that plurality, change, and motion are illusory:… …   English World dictionary

  • Eleatic — Eleaticism, n. /el ee at ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Elea. 2. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy, founded by Parmenides, that investigated the phenomenal world, especially with reference to the phenomena of change. n. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Eleatic — [ˌɛlɪ atɪk] adjective relating to the ancient Greek city of Elea in SW Italy, home to a 5th century school of philosophers that included Xenophanes, Parmenides, and Zeno. noun an Eleatic philosopher …   English new terms dictionary

  • Eleatic — El•e•at•ic [[t]ˌɛl iˈæt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pho noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy, founded by Parmenides, that investigated the phenomenal world, esp. with reference to the phenomena of change 2) pho a philosopher of the Eleatic school • …   From formal English to slang

  • Eleatic — /iliˈætɪk/ (say eelee atik) adjective 1. relating to Elea. 2. relating to the philosophical system founded at Elea by Xenophanes of Colophon, c.570–c.480 BC, Greek monotheistic philosopher and poet, whose doctrines are developments of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eleatic — I. |elē|ad.ik adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Eleaticus (also, of Elea), from Greek Eleatikos, from Eleatēs of Elea (from Elea Velia ancient town in southern Italy) + ikos ic : of or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eleatic — Eleatics …   Philosophy dictionary

  • eleàtic — e|le|à|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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