Latin eleaticus, from Elea (or Velia) in Italy.
- Of or relating to a certain school of Ancient Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason.
Eleatic (plural Eleatics)
- A philosopher of the Eleatic school.
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