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or Stag·y·rite

  1. a native or inhabitant of Stagira.
  2. the Stagirite, Aristotle.
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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 stagirite

Historical Examples

  • Do the Outlook and the Commoner imply progress since the Stagirite?

    'Tis Sixty Years Since

    Charles Francis Adams

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

  • The Stagirite (who knew the difference) called him a blockhead.

  • For he has made use of much that came originally from the Stagirite.

  • Hence the name Peripatetics (the Walkers), which has always designated the disciples of the Stagirite philosopher.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

British Dictionary definitions for stagirite


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