k) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
- Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
- One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
- Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
Middle English peripatetik
, from Latin peripatticus
, from Greek peripattikos
, from peripatein
, to walk about
, or from peripatos
, covered walk (where Aristotle allegedly lectured)
, to walk
; see pent-
in Indo-European roots