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[ploh-tahy-nuh s]
  1. a.d. 205?–270?, Roman philosopher, born in Egypt.
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Historical Examples of plotinus

  • Plotinus is a mystic, then, though not at all in the sense in which the term is often misused.

    The Legacy of Greece


  • Plotinus taught the devout how to pass into a condition of ecstasy.

  • Plotinus delineates the kind of life which the soul should strive to develop.

  • But it may be well doubted if there is any disciple of Plotinus in this Society.

    A Mortal Antipathy

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • Plotinus states that he had reached this state "but three times as yet."

British Dictionary definitions for plotinus


  1. ?205–?270 ad, Roman Neo-Platonist philosopher, born in Egypt
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