adjective see stylite

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  • stylitic — See stylite. * * * …   Universalium

  • stylite — stylitic /stuy lit ik/, adj. /stuy luyt/, n. Eccles. Hist. one of a class of solitary ascetics who lived on the top of high pillars or columns. [1630 40; < LGk stylítes, equiv. to styl(os) pillar + ites ITE1] * * * ▪ Christian ascetic       a… …   Universalium

  • stylite — noun Etymology: Late Greek stylitēs, from Greek stylos pillar more at steer Date: circa 1638 a Christian ascetic living atop a pillar • stylitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stylitism — See stylitic. * * * …   Universalium

  • eremitic — adj 1. hermitic, hermitical, Rare. her mitish, anchoritic, stylitic, troglodytic. 2. isolated, recluse, reclusive, sequestered; solitary, lone, single, solitudinarian. 3. ascetic, austere, self disciplined, hermitlike, celi bate, puritanical. 4.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • isolated — adj 1. solitary, separate, alone, single; detached, segregated, exiled, retired, private, sequestered, insular; lonely, forsaken, godforsaken, forlorn; eremitical, troglodytic, hermitical, monastic, ancho retic, Eccles. Hist. stylitic. 2. secret …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lonely — adj 1. lone, sole, single, individual; apart, cut off, separate, separated, isolated; solitary, unaccompanied, companionless, unattended, Scot. waff. 2. alone, lonesome, friendless, unfriended, unsocial, unsociable; retiring, reclusive, withdrawn …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • solitary — adj 1. alone, unattended, compan ionless,Scof. waff; sole, single, lone, individual; apart, separate, cut off; deserted, abandoned, outcast, derelict, forlorn, forsaken. 2. by oneself, unassisted, unaided, single handed. 3. one, only, exclusive,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • stylite — [stī′līt΄] n. [LGr(Ec) stylitēs < Gr, dwelling on a pillar < stylos, pillar < IE * st(h)ū < base * stā , to STAND] any of various Christian ascetics who lived on the tops of pillars stylitic [stī′lit′ik] adj. stylitism n …   English World dictionary

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