Eleatic

adjective
El·​e·​at·​ic | \ ˌel-ē-ˈa-tik How to pronounce Eleatic (audio) \

Definition of Eleatic

: of or relating to a school of Greek philosophers founded by Parmenides and developed by Zeno and marked by belief in the unity of being and the unreality of motion or change

Other Words from Eleatic

Eleatic noun
Eleaticism \ ˌel-​ē-​ˈa-​tə-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce Eleaticism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Eleatic

1695, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Eleatic

Latin Eleaticus, from Greek Eleatikos, from Elea (Velia), ancient town in southern Italy

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“Eleatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eleatic. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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