Origin of Socratic
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Historical Examples of socratically
He had a notion he said, that he could argue Socratically; and he was always trying to introduce metaphors into his conversation.Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge
Arthur Christopher Benson
- of or relating to Socrates, his methods, etc
- a person who follows the teachings of Socrates
1630s (Socratical is from 1580s), "of or pertaining to Greek philosopher Socrates" (469-399 B.C.E.), especially in reference to his method of eliciting truth by question and answer, from Latin Socraticus, from Greek Sokratikos "pertaining to Socrates or his school." His name is Greek Sokrates, literally "having safe might."