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Pythagorean

[pi-thag-uh-ree-uh n] /pɪˌθæg əˈri ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Pythagoras, to his school, or to his doctrines.
noun
2.
a follower of Pythagoras.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin Pȳthagorē(us) (< Greek Pȳthagóreios of Pythagoras) + -an
Related forms
post-Pythagorean, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for postpythagorean

Pythagorean

/paɪˌθæɡəˈriːən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Pythagoras
2.
denoting the diatonic scale of eight notes arrived at by Pythagoras and based on a succession of fifths
noun
3.
a follower of Pythagoras
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Word Origin and History for postpythagorean

Pythagorean

adj.

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.

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