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  1. Stagirite.
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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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Historical Examples

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


    William Ware

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


    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


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