Origin of Platonic
Examples from the Web for platonic
In high school, Tsukuru was one of five platonic but intimate friends who did everything together and thought as one.
She uses the celebrations of holy matrimony as a way to chronicle her own relationships, both romantic and platonic.The Summer’s Juiciest Beach Reads: Hillary’s New Memoir And More|Emily Shire|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when pressed on the nature of their relationship—which Stiviano has characterized as platonic—Sterling clammed up.Donald Sterling’s Insane Attempt at Damage Control Fails Miserably|Nina Strochlic|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remembered the usual termination of Platonic liaisons, and thought how disgusted I had been whenever I heard of one.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was trickier to convincingly recreate Mark's imprint as a platonic pal downstairs.
This is Platonic, not Aristotelian, who believes in the eternity of motion as well as of time.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
The creation of the universe is conformed to the structure of Platonic dialectic.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The Platonic friendship was never again ruffled; if anything it grew more confidential and almost sentimental.The Spell of Switzerland|Nathan Haskell Dole
Blending with this notion of 'pietas,' we find the Platonic repudiation of sensuous and material life.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. VI (of 8)|William Wordsworth
Aristotle in this has made no insignificant step towards the subjection of the Platonic dualism.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
British Dictionary definitions for platonic
Word Origin and History for platonic
1530s, "of or pertaining to Greek philosopher Plato" (429 B.C.E.-c.347 B.C.E.), from Latin Platonicus, from Greek Platonikos. The name is Greek Platon, properly "broad-shouldered" (from platys "broad;" see plaice (n.)). His original name was Aristocles. The meaning "love free of sensual desire" (1630s), which the word usually carries nowadays, is a Renaissance notion; it is based on Plato's writings in "Symposium" about the kind of interest Socrates took in young men, which originally had no reference to women. Related: Platonically.