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per·i·pa·tet·ic

 (pĕr′ə-pə-tĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
2. Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
n.
1. One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
2. Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

[Middle English peripatetik, from Latin peripatēticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein, to walk about, or from peripatos, covered walk (where Aristotle allegedly lectured) : peri-, peri- + patein, to walk; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

peripatetic

(ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk) or

peripatetical

adj
1. itinerant
2. (Education) Brit employed in two or more educational establishments and travelling from one to another: a peripatetic football coach.
n
a peripatetic person
[C16: from Latin peripatēticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein to pace to and fro]
ˌperipaˈtetically adv

Peripatetic

(ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk)
adj
(Philosophy) of or relating to the teachings of Aristotle, who used to teach philosophy while walking about the Lyceum in ancient Athens
n
(Philosophy) a student of Aristotelianism

per•i•pa•tet•ic

(ˌpɛr ə pəˈtɛt ɪk)

adj.
1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
n.
4. an itinerant person.
5. (cap.) a member of the Aristotelian school.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin peripatēticus < Greek peripatētikós of Aristotle and his school, literally, walking about =peripatē- (variant s. of peripateîn to walk about =peri- peri- + pateîn to walk) + -tikos -tic]
per`i•pa•tet′i•cal•ly, adv.
per`i•pa•tet′i•cism (-əˌsɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peripatetic - a person who walks from place to place
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
2.peripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of AristotelianismPeripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.peripatetic - of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy; "Aristotelean logic"
2.peripatetic - traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

peripatetic

adjective travelling, wandering, roaming, migrant, mobile, roving, nomadic, itinerant, vagrant, vagabond, ambulant Her father was in the army and the family led a peripatetic existence.

peripatetic

adjective
Leading the life of a person without a fixed domicile; moving from place to place:
Translations

peripatetic

[ˌperɪpəˈtetɪk] ADJ [salesman] → ambulante; [teacher] → con trabajo en varios colegios (Philos) → peripatético
to lead a peripatetic existencecambiar mucho de domicilio, no tener residencia fija

peripatetic

[ˌpɛripəˈtɛtɪk] adj
(British) [teacher] → qui travaille dans plusieurs établissements
[salesman] → ambulant(e)

peripatetic

adjumherreisend; existencerastlos; teacheran mehreren Schulen unterrichtend attr

peripatetic

[ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk] adj (salesman) → ambulante (Brit) (teacher) che insegna in varie scuole
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Theophrastus, born on the island of Lesbos in 372BC, was a Greek philosopher of the Peripatetic school who succeeded Aristotle as leader of the Lyceum in Athens.
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The volume is rounded out by one appendix that addresses the Platonism of the first Peripatetic school and another (more of a bibliographical note) listing pre-Porphyrean Platonist works concentrating on Aristotle and his philosophy.