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ScriptsΠυθαγορας Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.PUY-TA-GO-RAS Classical Greek
pi-THAG-ər-əs English
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Meaning & History

Derived from PYTHIOS, a name of Apollo, combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician from Samos. He was the founder of a school of philosophy whose members believed that numbers described the universe.

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Detail showing Pythagoras from The School of Athens by Raphael (1508)Detail showing Pythagoras from The School of Athens by Raphael (1508)

Categories

math, philosophers
Entry updated December 8, 2017