Greek ἄριστος 'excellent, best' + Greek τέλος 'purpose'.
The name of a 4th C BC Greek philosopher whose fame was so wide-spread that in the Middle Ages he was simply known as ``The Philosopher'' without any further identification.
- Czech Republic
- ● 1361x1377 Aristoteles (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 9
- Early Modern English
- ● 1578 Aristotle bruton1 p. 43
- Middle French
- ● 1580 Arristot WCS p. 15
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Aristotle". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Aristotle.