circa 1638, in the meaning defined above
Late Greek stylitēs, from Greek stylos pillar — more at steer
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“Stylite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylite. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.
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