- (in classical architecture) a stele.
Origin of cippus
1615–25; < Latin: pillar, gravestone
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Examples from the Web for cippi
There are nine graves or cippi, no gravestone or inscription.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)
Ranged along the walls are a series of sarcophagi, cippi, and funeral altars, some of them very fine.
The shafts (putei) often stood, but not necessarily, at the same points as the cippi.
Of boundary-stones, or cippi terminales, some very ancient specimens have been preserved.
One of the cippi, above the staircase, is beautifully decorated with shells and mosaic.