I. noun Date: 15th century 1. capitalized a follower of Aristotle or adherent of Aristotelianism 2. pedestrian, itinerant 3. plural movement or journeys hither and thither II. adjective Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French peripatetique, from Latin peripateticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein to walk up and down, discourse while pacing (as did Aristotle), from peri- + patein to tread; akin to Sanskrit patha path — more at find Date: 1566 1. capitalized Aristotelian 2. a. of, relating to, or given to walking b. moving or traveling from place to place ; itinerantperipatetically adverbPeripateticism noun

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  • peripatetic — PERIPATÉTIC, Ă, peripatetici, ce, adj. Care este întemeiat de Aristotel, care urmează doctrina lui Aristotel, care aparţine peripatetismului, privitor la peripatetism. ♦ (Substantivat) Peripatetician. – Din fr. péripatétique. Trimis de oprocopiuc …   Dicționar Român

  • Peripatetic — Per i*pa*tet ic, a. [L. peripateticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to walk about; ? about + ? to walk: cf. F. p[ e]ripat[ e]tique.] 1. Walking about; itinerant. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peripatetic — Per i*pa*tet ic, n. 1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peripatetic — index itinerant (adjective), itinerant (noun), moving (in motion), pedestrian Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. B …   Law dictionary

  • peripatetic — c.1400 (n.), disciple of Aristotle, from O.Fr. perypatetique (14c.), from L. peripateticus pertaining to the disciples or philosophy of Aristotle, from Gk. peripatetikos given to walking about (especially while teaching), from peripatein, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peripatetic — itinerant, ambulatory, ambulant, nomadic, vagrant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • peripatetic — [adj] constantly traveling ambulant, itinerant, itinerate, migrant, mobile, nomadic, perambulant, roaming, roving, vagabond, vagrant, wandering, wayfaring; concepts 401,584 Ant. fixed, settled …   New thesaurus

  • peripatetic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) travelling from place to place. 2) working or based in a succession of places. DERIVATIVES peripatetically adverb. ORIGIN Greek peripat tikos walking up and down …   English terms dictionary

  • peripatetic — [per΄i pə tet′ik] adj. [Fr péripatétique < L peripateticus < Gr peripatētikos < peripatein, to walk about < peri , around + patein, to walk < IE base * pent , to step, go > FIND] 1. [P ] of the philosophy or the followers of… …   English World dictionary

  • peripatetic — [[t]pe̱rɪpəte̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has a peripatetic life or career, they travel around a lot, living or working in places for short periods of time. [FORMAL] Her father was in the army and the family led a peripatetic… …   English dictionary

  • peripatetic — [ˌpɛrɪpə tɛtɪk] adjective 1》 travelling from place to place.     ↘working or based in a succession of places each for a short period.     ↘(of a teacher) working in more than one school or college. 2》 (Peripatetic) Aristotelian. [with ref. to… …   English new terms dictionary

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