pre-Socratic

adjective
pre-So·​crat·​ic | \ ˌprē-sə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce pre-Socratic (audio) , -sō- \

Definition of pre-Socratic

: of or relating to Greek philosophers before Socrates

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pre-Socratic noun

First Known Use of pre-Socratic

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Pre-Socratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre-Socratic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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