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]

 

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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