61%Rating
add to your listSave
GenderMasculine
ScriptsΠλατων Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.PLAY-to English
[key]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon) which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.
VariantPlaton
Other Languages & CulturesPlaton Greek Platon Russian
User SubmissionPlató

Categories

authors, history, Latinizations, philosophers
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute