Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
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Apr. 25th, 2008 - Peripatetic

per.i.pa.tet.ic [per-uh-puh-tet-ik]
- adjective
1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. (inital capital letter) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
3. (inital capital letter) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
- noun
4. a person who walks or travels about.
5. (inital capital letter) a member of the Aristotelian school.

[Origin: 1400-50; late ME < L peripatéticus < Gk peripatétikós of Aristotle and his school, lit., walking about, equiv. to peripaté-(verbid s. of peripatein to walk about, equiv. to peri- + patein to walk; akin to path) + -tikos]

peripatetic.dictionary.com Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/peripatetic - (accessed: April 25, 2008).


Example:
Bob grew tired of the daily grind and took a peripatetic journey. Each step tinged with purpose, a philisophical connection from who he was to who he will be. He envisioned ahead, a line of Bobs separated by single steps walking toward infinity - a journey without end. Behind, he saw a similar trail of Bobs stretching back to his past. An infinite row of peripatetics growing older, growing younger, wiser, more innocent - all that he had been and will be.
Bob, ever the mathematician and never the philosopher, left the line and went for a beer at the local pub; if there is an infinite number, one less won't matter.
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