στῦλος

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Compare to Lithuanian stulpas (pillar), Russian столб (stolb).

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στῦλος (stûlos) (genitive στῡ́λου) m, second declension

  1. pillar, column, support
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 2.169.5
      παστὰς λιθίνη μεγάλη καὶ ἠσκημένη στύλοισι τε φοίνικας τὰ δένδρεα
      it is a great colonnade of stone, richly adorned, the pillars made in the form of palm trees
    • New Testament, Revelation 10.1
      καὶ οἱ πόδες αὐτοῦ ὡς στύλοι πυρός
      his feet like pillars of fire
    1. wooden pole
      • 200 BCE – 118 BCE, Polybius, The Histories 1.22.4
        στῦλος ἐν πρώρρᾳ στρογγύλος εἱστήκει
        a round pole was placed in the prow
    2. stile

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