noun pai·deia \pīˈdāə\

Definition of paideia



  1. 1 :  training of the physical and mental faculties in such a way as to produce a broad enlightened mature outlook harmoniously combined with maximum cultural development the long and noble tradition of paideia, which made it impossible for a Greek or Roman to write a worthy book merely to record facts — Gilbert Highet

  2. 2 :  the ideal development envisioned or attained by paideia

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Origin and Etymology of paideia

German, from Greek, education, culture, from paideuein to educate (from paid-, pais child) + -ia -y — more at few

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