Saturday, 28 February 2009

Peripatetic

Here's a cool word: Peripatetic. (per-uh-puh-TET-ik)

adjective: 1. Moving or travelling from place to place. 2. Of or related to walking, moving, or travelling. 3. Of or related to Aristotle: his philosophy or his teaching method of conducting discussions while walking about.

noun: 1. An itinerant 2. A follower of Aristotle.

I particularly like the travelling connotations. Very fantasy-like. Will have to try to use this somewhere.

3 comments:

  1. I first came across this word in a short story by Keri Hulme, and I loved it. I have to say I love "itinerant" as well. Yes, they're both words that fit well into the lifestyles of our fantasy companions -- er, characters!

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  2. Aha, and you used it in your blog! A few posts further on. Don't think I didn't notice!

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  3. indeed, yes, albeit clumsily. Glad someone noticed!

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