May 3, 2011

Word of the Day: Peripatetic

Peripatetic \pair-uh-puh-TET-ik\ adjective

1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens).

Origin: Peripatetic derives from Greek peripatetikos, from peripatein, "to walk about," from peri-, "around, about" + patein "to walk".

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