Gender Masculine
Scripts Πυθαγόρας(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. 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 ἀγορά (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)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020