noun Ecclesiastical History.
Origin of stylite
Examples from the Web for stylite
Simeon the Stylite comes down from his pillar-top, and chaffers in the market-place with common folks.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
He stopped, some paces from the column, and began to examine the stylite, wiping his face meanwhile with the skirt of his toga.Thais|Anatole France
This old monk was St. Luke the Stylite, appearing in vision.Curiosities of Olden Times|S. Baring-Gould
A Stylite might have contented himself there; Gilliatt, more luxurious in his requirements, wanted something more commodious.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Word Origin for stylite
ascetic living on the top of a pillar, 1630s, from Ecclesiastical Greek stylites, from stylos "pillar" (see stet).