American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pythagoras fl. sixth century B.C. Greek philosopher who founded a school in southern Italy that sought to discover the mathematical principles of reality through the study of musical harmony and geometry. The Pythagorean theorem is ascribed to him.
- n. An Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher
- n. mathematics, colloquial Pythagoras' theorem.
- n. A male given name of mostly historical use, and a transliteration from modern Greek.
- n. Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580-500 BC)
- From Ancient Greek Πυθαγόρας (Puthagoras). (Wiktionary)
“Before the sixth century B.C. all the religious-philosophical ideas of Pythagoras are current in India (L. von Schroeder, _Pythagoras_).”
“Â Pythagoras is aghast, reminding the boy that he is the man responsible for Cho’s parents dying, and that he can punish him today.”
“He may have been mathematically inclined, since he saddled one of his children with the name Pythagoras Wetmore.”
“He treated the epic poets as fools and called Pythagoras a fraud.”
“I regret not recalling Pythagoras' comment ''from the sample we can judge the whole''.”
“I recalled Pythagoras 'saying, which I had quoted to Chairemon so lightly.”
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“If you have seen that, then do not repeat to me the old story of the beauty, glory and greatness of the human blade called Pythagoras, Caear or Napoleon.”
“He was at once given the franchise, but the question was still pending whether he was to be known as Pythagoras or Euphorbus.”
“You must know, Madam, that about a thousand Years ago I was an Indian Brachman, and versed in all those mysterious Secrets which your European Philosopher, called Pythagoras, is said to have learned from our Fraternity.”
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