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  1. an ancient town in NE Greece, in Macedonia on the E Chalcidice peninsula: birthplace of Aristotle.
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Also Sta·gi·ros [stuh-jahy-ruh s, -ros] /stəˈdʒaɪ rəs, -rɒs/.
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Historical Examples of stagira

  • Aristotle was born in Stagira in Macedonia, and from this fact he is called the Stagirite.

    History of Education

    Levi Seeley

  • He assisted Aristotle in founding a school at his native place, Stagira.

  • He was born at Stagira, a city of Macedonia, in the first year of the 99th Olympiad.

  • His second wife was Herpylis, a native of Stagira, by whom he had a son, called Nicomachus.

  • To his wife Herpylis he leaves the choice of two houses, the one in Chalcis, the other at Stagira.

British Dictionary definitions for stagira


  1. an ancient city on the coast of Chalcidice in Macedonia: the birthplace of Aristotle
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