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Meaning of STYLITE

Pronunciation:  'stIlIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
 

STYLITE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: abstainer, ascetic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sty"lite\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? a pillar.] (Eccl. Hist.)
One of a sect of anchorites in the early church, who lived on
the tops of pillars for the exercise of their patience; --
called also {pillarist} and {pillar saint}.



 

 

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