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See also: Stela, stéla, štela, stéła, and stèła

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin stēla, from Ancient Greek στήλη (stḗlē).

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NounEdit

stela (plural stelas or stelae)

  1. (archaeology) an obelisk or upright stone pillar, usually as a primitive commemoration or gravestone
    • 1776, R. Chandler, Trav. Greece, VIII 35
      In the courts of the houses lie many round stelæ, or pillars, once placed on the graves of the Athenians.
    • 1837, J. G. Wilkinson, Manners & Customs of the Anc. Egyptians, I ii 101
      He erected a stela, with an inscription in the sacred character, to commemorate his successes.
    • 1876, S. Manning, Land of Pharaohs, 203
      The upright blocks or stelas are among the most curious parts of the present ruin.
    • 1893, E. A. T. W. Budge, Mummy, 30
      Thothmes I. set up two stelæ near the Euphrates.
    • 1966, Paul Bowles, Up Above the World
      A shore excursion had been arranged for the passengers who were interested in visiting the stelae of San Ignacio.

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse stela, from Proto-Germanic *stelaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

stela (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative stal, third-person plural past indicative stálu, supine stolið)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative) to steal
    Hver stal kökunni úr krúsinni í gær?
    Who stole the cookie from the jar last night?

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse stela, from Proto-Germanic *stelaną.

VerbEdit

stela (present tense stel, past tense stal, past participle stole, passive infinitive stelast, present participle stelande, imperative stel)

  1. to steal (illegally take possession of)
    Nokon har stole bilen min!
    Someone has stolen my car!
  2. to consume, take
    Dette arbeidet stel all fritida mi.
    This work takes all of my spare time.
  3. to achieve or gain something by tricking someone or something

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Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stelaną, whence also Old English stelan, Old Saxon stelan, Old High German stelan, Old Norse stela.

VerbEdit

stela

  1. to steal

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stelaną, whence also Old English stelan, Old Frisian stela, Old Saxon stelan, Old High German stelan, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌹𐌻𐌰𐌽 (stilan).

VerbEdit

stela

  1. to steal

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stela

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of stel.

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse stela, from Proto-Germanic *stelaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [stèːɽɐ], [stɛ̀ːɽɐ], [stjæ̀ːɽɐ], [stjòːɽɐ] (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -èːɽɐ

VerbEdit

stela (present stäl, preterite stal, supine stuli or stöle or stölä)

  1. (active verb) steal (illegally take possession of)