Stylite

A stylite (from Greek στυλίτης, stylitēs, `pillar dweller`, derived from στῦλος, stylos, `pillar`, ܐܣܛܘܢܐ ʼasṯonáyé) or pillar-saint is a type of Christian ascetic in the early days of the Byzantine Empire who lived on pillars, preaching, fasting and praying. Stylites believed that the mortification of their bodies w...
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stylite

[n] - an early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
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Stylite

• (n.) 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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stylite

noun an early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
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Stylite

Sty'lite noun [ Greek ..., from ... 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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stylite

a Christian ascetic who lived standing on top of a column (Greek: stylos) or pillar. The first to do this was St. Simeon Stylites (the Elder), who ... [1 related articles]
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stylite

monk who spends much time on tops of pillars
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stylite

stylite 1. Referring to a Christian ascetic in ancient times who lived alone on top of a tall pillar. 2. One of a number of early Christian ascetics who lived unsheltered on the tops of high pillars.
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