- Pythagorean 1540s, from L. Pythagoreus "of or pertaining to Pythagoras," Greek philosopher of Samos (6c. B.C.E.), whose teachings included transmigration of the soul and vegetarianism (these are some of the commonest early allusions in English). The Pythagorean theorem is the 47th of the first book of Euclid.
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Pythagorean — means of or pertaining to the ancient Ionian mathematician, philosopher, and music theorist Pythagoras. See:Philosophy* Pythagoreanism an Egyptian influenced Neo Platonic philosophy named after the Greek philosopher and mathematician,… … Wikipedia
Pythagorean — Pyth a*go re*an, a. [L. Pythagoreus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Pythagoras (a Greek philosopher, born about 582 b. c.), or his philosophy. [1913 Webster] The central thought of the Pythagorean philosophy is the idea of number, the recognition of … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Pythagorean — Pyth a*go re*an, n. A follower of Pythagoras; one of the school of philosophers founded by Pythagoras. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Pythagorean — I. noun Date: 1550 any of a group professing to be followers of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras II. adjective Date: circa 1580 of, relating to, or associated with the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, his philosophy, or the Pythagoreans … New Collegiate Dictionary
Pythagorean — /pi thag euh ree euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Pythagoras, to his school, or to his doctrines. n. 2. a follower of Pythagoras. [1540 50; < L Pythagore(us) ( < Gk Pythagóreios of Pythagoras) + AN] * * * … Universalium
Pythagorean — adjective of or relating to or Pythagoreanism … Wiktionary
Pythagorean — Pythagoras … Philosophy dictionary
pythagorean — PyÂ·thagÂ·oÂ·reÂ·an || paÉªâ€šÎ¸Ã¦gÉ™ rÉªÉ™n n. follower of Pythagoras (ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician); pertaining to Pythagoras adj. of or pertaining to Pythagoras (ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician) … English contemporary dictionary
Pythagorean — [pʌɪˌθagə ri:ən] adjective relating to the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras (c.580–500 BC) or his philosophy. noun a follower of Pythagoras … English new terms dictionary
pythagorean — py·thag·o·re·an … English syllables