στήλη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from Proto-Indo-European *stl̥-neh₂, from *stel- (related to στέλλω (stéllō, I set, arrange)), with similarities to Old High German stollo. Could instead be from Proto-Indo-European *sth₂-sleh₂, from *steh₂- (related to ἵστημι (hístēmi, I stand)).[1] Also compare στῦλος (stûlos, pillar).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /stɛ̌ː.lɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈste.le/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈsti.li/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈsti.li/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈsti.li/
  • Noun[edit]

    στήλη (stḗlēf (genitive στήλης); 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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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1404

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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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