El·​e·​at·​ic ˌel-ē-ˈa-tik How to pronounce Eleatic (audio)
: 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
Eleatic noun
Eleaticism noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eleatic was in 1695

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Cite this Entry

“Eleatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eleatic. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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