Origin of peripatetic
Examples from the Web for peripatetic
Meanwhile, Al-Liby's family lived a peripatetic existence that included spells in Sudan and Qatar.Did the U.S. Make a Mistake In Seizing Anas al-Liby?|Jamie Dettmer|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Still, Brandolini is influenced by her background and her peripatetic youth.
Jace Lacob talked to the peripatetic actress about her many TV roles.
Kim Richards is the most peripatetic of the bunch, and has moved twice since shooting The Real Housewives.
His parents were divorced, he had a peripatetic childhood, and a brother and sister both died in car accidents.
There was no catalogue, the smiling director forming a peripatetic one.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
But perhaps one is of restless habit and a peripatetic occupation may be recommended.Chimney-Pot Papers|Charles S. Brooks
He used to walk about when teaching and from this circumstance his sect was called (p. 056) Peripatetic.
They would probably be peripatetic candidates, until someone supported them as independent evangelists.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
Plato was the chief of the academic sect, and Aristotle of the peripatetic.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
Word Origin for peripatetic
c.1400, "disciple of Aristotle," from Old French perypatetique (14c.), from Latin peripateticus "pertaining to the disciples or philosophy of Aristotle," from Greek peripatetikos "given to walking about" (especially while teaching), from peripatein "walk up and down, walk about," from peri- "around" (see peri-) + patein "to walk, tread" (see find (v.)). Aristotle's custom was to teach while strolling through the Lyceum in Athens. In English, the philosophical meaning is older than that of "person who wanders about" (1610s).
1560s in the philosophical sense, 1640s in the literal sense; see peripatetic (n.).