Plato

See also: plato, plató, and Plató

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Via Latin, from Ancient Greek Πλάτων (Platōn), from πλατύς (platus, broad, wide), either because of Plato's robust body, or wide forehead or the breadth of his eloquence.

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Plato

  1. Greek philosopher, 427-347 BC, follower of Socrates.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1993 Nina Bawden, The Real Plato Jones, Houghton Miffin Harcourt, ISBN 0395669723, page 1:
      My name is Plato Jones. Plato Constantine Jones. Plato because my mother is Greek, and Jones because my father is Welsh, and Constantine after his father, my grandfather, who is Constantine Llewellyn Jones.

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Plato m (Platonis)

  1. Plato, a Greek philosopher
    Lectitavisse Platonem studiose.
    To have often read Plato zealously.

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