- of or relating to Pythagoras, to his school, or to his doctrines.
- a follower of Pythagoras.
Origin of Pythagorean
Examples from the Web for pythagorean
Hence the entirety of "No One Else," a tune that is borderline Pythagorean in its balance and proportion.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary
May 10, 2014
The old Pythagorean fancy that the soul 'is or has in it harmony' may in some degree be realized.Theaetetus
Is the Pythagorean image of the harmony, or that of the monad, the truer expression?Phaedo
It is possible that the Pythagorean and Platonic doctrine may still have a future.
The Pythagorean contributions to geometry were even more remarkable.
We may also take it that he was familiar with all sorts of Orphic and Pythagorean sectaries.
- of or relating to Pythagoras
- denoting the diatonic scale of eight notes arrived at by Pythagoras and based on a succession of fifths
- a follower of Pythagoras
Word Origin and History for pythagorean
1540s, from Latin 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.