stela

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noun ste·la \ˈstē-lə\
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stele

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Definition of stela

plural

stelae

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steles

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

Origin and Etymology 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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