Pythagoras

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Py·​thag·​o·​ras | \ pə-ˈtha-gə-rəs How to pronounce Pythagoras (audio) , pī- \

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circa 580–circa 500 b.c. Greek philosopher and mathematician

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“Pythagoras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythagoras. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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