Theophrastian

adjective The·o·phras·tian \ ¦thēə¦fras(h)chən \

Definition of Theophrastian

1 : of or relating to the philosopher Theophrastus or his writings on natural philosophy
2 : treated in the manner of Theophrastus in his sketches of character types
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Origin and Etymology of theophrastian

Theophrastus †about 287 b.c. Greek philosopher and scientist + English -ian


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