- (in classical architecture) a stele.
Origin of cippus
1615–25; < Latin: pillar, gravestone
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Historical Examples of cippus
Over the capital is an iron balcony encompassing a cippus, or meta, 32 feet high, supporting a blazing urn of brass gilt.Old and New London
A very common form in Greco–Roman times is the cippus , a short column, like an altar.