noun \ˈstē-lə\
plural ste·lae \-(ˌ)lē\ or steles

Definition of STELA

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

Variants of STELA

ste·la or ste·le \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

Rhymes with STELA


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