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Definition of the noun stela

What does stela mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: stelas

  1. an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of stela: stele
    • more generic words: antiquity = an artifact surviving from the past; stone = building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • instance: Rosetta Stone = a part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC

Alternative definition of the noun stela


  1. an obelisk or upright stone pillar, usually as a primitive commemoration or gravestone


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Phrases with Stela

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stela

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Google previewThe Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (2007)

by Robert J. Hutchinson

The stela refers to events recorded in the Old Testament Book of II Kings and refers to how the writer “killed...

around the year 930 BC, the stela is the personal testimony of a Moabite king that ...

Google previewOteiza's Selected Writings (2003)

by Jorge de Oteiza, Joseba Zulaika

For both, the stela is an aspect of the traditional wall, whereas "the new Wall," argues Oteiza, "must turn out to be, always, a fragment of an open system, of an unstable, broken equilibrium, which gradually reestablishes itself from the outside.

Google previewSepulchral Monuments of Ancient Egypt (1908)

The stela is the most interesting part of the tombs at Drah-Abou'l-Xeggah and at Aby- dos. Between the YIth and Xlth dynasties, there is a gap; no monuments had been found out when the Entefs suddenly appeared, in the The- ban necropolis ...

Google previewTombs of the South Asasif Necropolis (2014)

Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty by Elena Pischikova

Unfortunately, the stela is an undecorated blank. In front of the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mesoamerica (2012)

by Walter Robert Thurmond Witschey, Clifford T. Brown

The stela is a 1.4-meter by 2-meter slab of limestone bearing an image of an elaborately dressed ruler shown in profile and carved in low relief in a style reminiscent of other contemporaneous stelae from Kaminaljuyú and Izapan sites. A long ...

Google previewAncient Egyptian Literature (1980)

A Book of Readings by Miriam Lichtheim

Whereas the Karnak stela is a fragment, the Shellal stela is complete. It is a round -topped stela of red granite, 2.53 m high. In the lunette, under the winged sun- disk, are the cartouches of the king. Below is the inscription in twelve columns.

Google previewInterpreting Ancient Israelite History, Prophecy, and Law (2013)

by John H. Hayes

The Aramaic treaty texts from sefire speak of “all Aram” as well as “upper and lower Aram” and the so-called Bar-Hadad stela refers to an Aram in northern syria. The “people of Aram” in v. 5 thus should be seen as an inclusive term referring to ...

Google previewAncient Egyptian Literature: The New Kingdom (2006)

by Miriam Lichtheim

The Turin stela is a rectangular limestone slab, 0.20 x 0.54 m. It is dedicated to the serpent-goddess Mertseger, a guardian goddess of the Theban necropolis who was viewed as dwelling in, or being identical with, a mountain peak of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology (2002)

by Dr Gwendolyn Leick

Egyptian stela of the Syrian goddess Anat 2 Horse's head-piece in ivory with a Syrian goddess, probably Astarte 3 Stela of Shamshi-Adad V 4 The Assyrian national god Assur 5 Stone stela possibly of Syrian weather-god, Baal-Hadad 6 ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

stela, stele. A stone slab (Lat. stela, Gk. stēlē), usually oblong, not forming part of a structure but set up in a vertical position, used for votive purposes or as a memorial to some person or event. Upon these slabs were carved ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Westen Cultures (1997)

by Helaine Selin

Stela 1: hieroglyphic text. [Drawing by John Montgomery.] new one (expressed as a Calendar Round date) was typically linked to its predecessor by what scholars call a Distance Number. The Distance Number employed the same place ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by James Dixon Douglas, Merrill Chapin Tenney

stela, stele.

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Small photo of Novorossiysk, Russia - May, 2017: Embankment of Admiral Serebryakov in Novorossiysk, Forum square. Stela "Sea Glory of Russia". Sculpture is an angel who holds a ship in his handsSmall photo of King Zots Choj Muan: Mayan Stela in Tonina, ChiapasSmall photo of mayan stela with circular shallow rock in front at Calakmul MexicoSmall photo of Mexico, Chiapas, Yaxchilan: Stela on the stairs to Pyramid "Structure 33"Small photo of Moscow, Russia - March 24. 2018. Advertising Stela near roomer - largest furniture centerSmall photo of Moscow, Russia - March 24. 2018. Advertising Stela near roomer - largest furniture centerSmall photo of NIZHNY TAGIL, RUSSIA - APRIL 2, 2018 : Photo of Stela and monuments of the Memorial Square of Glory. More...

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Scrabble value of S1T1E1L1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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