stylite

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noun sty·lite \ˈstī-ˌlīt\

Definition of stylite

  1. :  a Christian ascetic living atop a pillar

stylitic

play \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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