Definitions

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  • adjective Pertaining to Plato or his philosophy; Platonic.
  • adjective Affectionate but non-sexual; Platonic.

Etymologies

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From Latin Platōnicus +‎ -al.

Examples

  • It is clear that, in dealing with Michelangelo's poetical compositions, we have to accept a mass of conventional utterances, penetrated with a few firmly grasped Platonical ideas.

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • In 1639, he graduated M.A.; and the next year, he published the first part of 'Psychozoia; or, The Song of the Soul,' containing a Christiano-Platonical account of Man and Life.

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Volume 2

  • In 1639, he graduated M.A.; and the next year, he published the first part of 'Psychozoia; or, The Song of the Soul,' containing a Christiano-Platonical account of Man and Life.

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete

  • We should take heed of looking on this as a Platonical chimaera; as a thing that can only have place in the imagination, or as a matter altogether impracticable.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • Platonical philosopher, as he received the story from Simplicianus, by whom he was baptized: "Ut ventum est ad horam profitendae fidei quae verbis certis conceptis retentisque memoriter, de loco eminentiore, in conspectu populi fidelis, Romae reddi solet ab eis qui accessuri sunt ad gratiam tuam, oblatum esse dicebat Victorino a presbyteris, ut secretius redderet, sicut nonnullis qui verecundia trepidaturi videbantur, offerri mos erat; illum autem maluisse salutem suam in conspectu sanctae multitudinis profiteri.

    Pneumatologia

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