Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as stele.
- n. an obelisk or upright stone pillar, usually as a primitive commemoration or gravestone
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gr. Antiq.) A small column or pillar, used as a monument, milestone, etc.
- n. an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
- Latin stela. (Wiktionary)
“The ka, left, and the name stela of the First Dynasty king named Snake (Wadj), right.”
“A stela is a free-standing stone slab, generally rectangular in shape but sometimes with a rounded or pointed top.”
“There's a stela, which is a limestone pillar that is hand-carved, and they would mark on these certain events and certain numbers.”
“The statue, called a stela, was found at Naachtun, a Mayan city 90 km (55 miles) north of Tikal.”
“It was a handsome stone stela, mounted on a stepped pedestal and capped by a peaked crown with a geometric frieze.”
“But when in 1902 the “black stela” of Hammurabi was discovered in the ruins of the city of Susa, it was shown that the art of writing was already known at the time of Abraham, four hundred years before Moses.”
“Tiberius, the emperor at the time of Christ's crucifixion, is represented here by a round-topped sandstone stela that shows him in classic pharaonic dress with a winged sun-disk kneeling before a couple of gods and with his name translated into hieroglyphs, recording the reconstruction of some flood-damaged temples at Karnak.”
“On November 29th 2008, stela wrote: she is like a ex. her nose is like a pig”
“In this feature, you can actually “read” a passage of glyphs carved into an ancient Maya stela, or dedicatory stone monument.”
“Christ is shown visiting the New World in the midst of a ceremonial plaza with a broken Maya stela on one side ....”
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