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stela

play
noun, ste·la \ˈstē-lə\

Definition of stela

plural stelae play \-(ˌ)lē\ or steles

  1. :  a usually carved or inscribed stone slab or pillar used for commemorative purposes



Variants of stela

or stele play \ˈstē-lē\

Origin of stela

Latin & Greek; Latin stela, from Greek stēlē; akin to Old High German stollo pillar, Greek stellein to set up


First Known Use: 1776

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