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Stagyrite

[staj-uh-rahyt]
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noun
  1. Stagirite.

Stagirite

or Stag·y·rite

[staj-uh-rahyt]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Stagira.
  2. the Stagirite, Aristotle.

Origin of Stagirite

1610–20; < Latin Stagīrītēs < Greek Stagīrī́tēs. See Stagira, -ite1
Related formsStag·i·rit·ic [staj-uh-rit-ik] /ˌstædʒ əˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for stagyrite

Historical Examples

  • Rome is not fallen, nor the fame of the Stagyrite hurt for this.

    Aurelian

    William Ware

  • Even the allwisest Stagyrite was bitted, bridled and mounted by a light of love.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • Yet, strange to say, the Logic of the Schools prides itself in leaving us where the Stagyrite left us.

    A Logic Of Facts

    George Jacob Holyoake

  • The Stagyrite, however, in another place, has expressly excluded all apods.

  • The philosophy of Plato, the power of the Athenian drama, and the learning of the Stagyrite, were a new impulse to literature.


British Dictionary definitions for stagyrite

Stagirite

noun
  1. an inhabitant or native of Stagira
  2. an epithet of Aristotle
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