nounAncient Greek History
The walk in the Lyceum where Aristotle taught. Also: the Aristotelian or Peripatetic school of philosophy.
Mid 17th century. From ancient Greek περίπατος act of walking about, walk, covered walk, in Hellenistic Greek also school of philosophy, originally applied to the Academy of Plato, who engaged in philosophical discourse whilst walking about from περι- + πάτος way, path.