Definition of Parmenidean in US English:

Parmenidean

(also Parmenidian)

adjective

  • Of or belonging to Parmenides; relating to or characteristic of his philosophy that everything in existence is but a manifestation of a single eternal reality.

noun

  • A follower or supporter of Parmenides, or an adherent of his philosophy. rare.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688), philosopher and theologian. From the name of Parmenides (ancient Greek Παρμενίδης, classical Latin Parmenidēs) of Elea in Southern Italy, a Greek philosopher of the 5th cent. b.c. + -an.

Pronunciation

Parmenidean

/ˌpɑːmɛnɪˈdiːən/