stela

noun ste·la \ ˈstē-lə \
variants: or stele play \ˈstē-lē\

Definition of stela

plural stelae play \-(ˌ)lē\ or steles
:a usually carved or inscribed stone slab or pillar used for commemorative purposes

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Origin and Etymology of stela

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


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