acroatic

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • acroatick (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀκροατικός (akroatikos, of or proper to hearing), from ἀκροᾶσθαι (akroasthai, to hear).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

acroatic (comparative more acroatic, superlative most acroatic)

  1. acroamatic[1]
    • 2001: Rupert Woodfin, Judy Groves, and Richard Appignanesi, Introducing Aristotle, page 24
      The poet Thomas Gray said that reading Aristotle was like eating dried hay. This is something of an exaggeration, but his writing can be hard work. It is generally agreed that these “esoteric” (or “acroatic”) works are actually lecture notes, the working documents that he used on a daily basis for his teaching.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 acroatic, a. and n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
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