Pythagoreanism

noun Py·thag·o·re·an·ism \ pə-ˌtha-gə-ˈrē-ə-ˌni-zəm , (ˌ)pī- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Pythagoreanism

:the doctrines and theories of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans who developed some basic principles of mathematics and astronomy, originated the doctrine of the harmony of the spheres, and believed in metempsychosis, the eternal recurrence of things, and the mystical significance of numbers

First Known Use of pythagoreanism

circa 1727


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