stylite

noun
sty·lite | \ ˈstī-ˌlīt \

Definition of stylite 

: a Christian ascetic living atop a pillar

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stylitic \stī-ˈli-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of stylite

circa 1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stylite

Late Greek stylitēs, from Greek stylos pillar — more at steer

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