pre-Socratic

[pree-suh-krat-ik, -soh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the philosophers or philosophical systems of the period before the Socratic period.
noun
2.
any philosopher of this period.

Origin:
1870–75

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pre-socratic

adjective
1. before the time of Socrates [syn: presocratic

noun
1. any philosopher who lived before Socrates 
presocratic

adjective
before the time of Socrates 
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This view was first recorded with the presocratic sophist gorgias.
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