Pythagorism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pythagorism The doctrines taught by Pythagoras.☞ Pythagoras made numbers the basis of his philosophical system, as well physical as metaphysical. The doctrine of the transmigration of souls (metempsychosis) is associated closely with name of Pythagoras.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pythagorism The doctrines or philosophy of Pythagoras or of the Pythagoreans. Also Pythagoreanism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pythagorism his doctrines
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Multiply that, said she, according to the same Pythagorical tetrad.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Breeches Pythagorical, by reason of their transmigration into several shapes.
"Cynthia's Revels" by Ben Jonson
Multiply that, said she, according to the same Pythagorical tetrad.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
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