Stagirite

or Stagyrite (3 syl.). (Greek.) Aristotle, who was born at Stagira, in Macedon. Generally called Stagirite in English verse.

In one rich soul
Plato the Stagyrite, and Tully joined.

Thomson: Summer

And rules as strict his laboured work confine
As if the Stagirite o'erlooked each line.

Pope: Essay on Criticism.

And all the wisdom of the Stagirite.
Enriched and beautified his studious mind

Wordsworth.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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