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Ancient GreekEdit


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Particularly: “Proto-Indo-European *stl̥b-?”

Cognate with the Lithuanian stulpas (pillar) and the Russian столб (stolb).




στῦλος (stûlosm (genitive στῡ́λου); 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
      pastàs lithínē megálē kaì ēskēménē stúloisi te phoínikas tà déndrea
      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
      kaì hoi pódes autoû hōs stúloi purós
      his feet like pillars of fire
    1. wooden pole
      • 200 BCE – 118 BCE, Polybius, The Histories 1.22.4
        στῦλος ἐν πρώρρᾳ στρογγύλος εἱστήκει
        stûlos en prṓrrhāi strongúlos heistḗkei
        a round pole was placed in the prow
    2. stile


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