Pillarist
Pillarist Pil"lar*ist, n. (Eccl. Hist.) See {Stylite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pillarist — Stylite 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pillarist — n. Stylite, pillar saint …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pillarist — pil·lar·ist …   English syllables

  • pillarist — ˈpilərə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: pillar (I) + ist religion : stylite …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillar saint — Stylite 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stylite — 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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