στήλη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from a Proto-Indo-European *stl̥n (related to στέλλω (stéllō, I set, arrange)), with similarities to Old High German stollo. Could also be derived from/related to ἵστημι (hístēmi, I stand). Also compare στῦλος (stûlos, pillar).

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Noun[edit]

στήλη (stḗlē) (genitive στήλης) f, first declension

  1. An upright stone or slab
  2. A post, a pillar, a column
  3. An engraved stone; a monument, particularly tombstones or boundary markers

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek στήλη (stḗlē)

Noun[edit]

στήλη (stílif (plural στήλες)

  1. (architecture) column, stele
  2. (chess) file

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