Definition of stylite
: a Christian ascetic living atop a pillar
styliticplay \stī-ˈli-tik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of stylite
Late Greek stylitēs, from Greek stylos pillar — more at steer
First Known Use: circa 1638
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