One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in ancient Greece) a system of broad cultural education.
bringing up, rearing, raising, breeding, care, upkeep, cultivation, fostering, tendingView synonyms
- ‘The ancient Athenian roots of rhetoric instruction stressed paideia.’
- ‘Through these visual details, as well as through the narrative, the plate indicates that David's paideia is now completed; he has become Saul's son-in-law and has a place in his court.’
- ‘Catholic universities embrace an understanding of education expressed in the Greek word paideia.’
- ‘It can also be found in the classical Greek concept of paideia as, in Michael Oakeshott's words, a ‘serious and orderly initiation into an intellectual, imaginative, moral and emotional inheritance.’’
- ‘It is an education of a strange sort - he called it paideia.’
- 1.1formal The culture of a society.
- ‘This is the Platonic idea of paideia, what we today call culture.’
- ‘This type of response is typical of the culture of paideia.’
- ‘She is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on the relationship between paideia and visual culture in late antiquity.’
- ‘The pivotal exemplar is Origen, who built an alternative paideia based on an alternative classical culture expressed by biblical literature.’
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