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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
References in classic literature ?
To sage Philosophy next lend thine ear, From heaven descended to the low-roofed house Of Socrates--see there his tenement-- Whom, well inspired, the Oracle pronounced Wisest of men; from whose mouth issued forth Mellifluous streams, that watered all the schools Of Academics old and new, with those Surnamed Peripatetics, and the sect Epicurean, and the Stoic severe.
One follows the characters in their peripatetics with assurance, until it becomes clear that they are not the people one understood them to be.
199) After a friend initiated a meeting in 1890, however, Annie Jonas Wells was elected president of a new, serious women's literary society--the Peripatetics, composed of Protestant women and organized along the same lines as Friends in Council.
The emergence of Aristotelianism in the 12th century surely marked a step in favour of the accent set by the Peripatetics on the sensual perception of things in their theory of knowledge.
25) The up-down line has been associated with the Peripatetics and in particular with Theophrastus.
Elsewhere, Origen draws a similar threefold parallel, saying that Epicurus denies providence, the Peripatetics deny that providence has a care for us, and the Stoics hold God to be corruptible (Chadwick 1980:178).
The Peripatetics found it intractably difficult to incorporate Aristotle's immaterial intellectual cognition within the ambit of the soul, which is defined as the first actuality of the living body.
Ibn Sina disagrees with the later peripatetics who said that the things which occur by chance are found among the things which occur rarely, and that the things which occur as often as not, like walking and not walking, eating and not eating, result from the thing's principles, that is, from someone's choice and decision to perform that action or not, and this cannot be called by chance.
39) The Socratics, Peripatetics, and the later Platonists all took a particular interest in utilizing biographical literature as a way of promoting philosophical doctrines and praising their subjects as persons, not only of historical importance, but also as embodiments of philosophical ideals.
Following an introductory overview of the topic, individual chapters focus on the Raika of India, the Peripatetics of South Asia, the Bhil of central western India, the Tharu of Nepal, the Dom of Northern Pakistan, the peoples and cultures of the Kashmir Himalayas, the Hazara of Central Afghanistan, the Wakhi and Kirghiz of the Pamirian Knot, the Badakshani of Tajikistan, the Lezghi of the Caucasus mountain range, the people of Tibet, and the Minhe Mangghuer of China.
We gave the colleges of Europe wise men like Miguel Servet, precursor to Harvey, philosophers like Sepulveda, one of the leading peripatetics of his time, and the Portuguese Sanches, tutor to Montaigne.
The ancient Greek followers of Aristotle were called the Peripatetics, apparently because their teacher taught philosophy as they walked under the peripatos (covered walk) of the Lyceum, an area just outside of Athens.