• WordNet 3.6
    • n stela an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stela (Gr. Antiq) A small column or pillar, used as a monument, milestone, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stela Same as stele.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr. a post, an upright stone


In literature:

There was a cone of stone at the entrance between a stela of gold and one of emerald, and Matho kissed his right hand as he passed beside it.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
The Nile is narrower there than above, and large stela, were erected there by Rameses II.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
He tied the mule's bridle to a stela of granite covered with inscriptions, and went forward to the appointed place.
"The Sisters, Complete" by Georg Ebers
These tombs are built with large bricks, a niche and a stela sufficing for the reception of sacrificial offerings.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
And seven of the great stones he set up as stelae, and he gave them favourable names.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
May his name be effaced from his stelae in the temple of his god!
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
In later times several stelae in the cinnamon country were ascribed to him.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
When Pharaoh himself deigned to officiate, the memory of the event was preserved by a stela engraved upon the rocks.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The inscription of this XIIth dynasty sandstone stela from the cemetery must be divided in the middle.
"El Kab" by J.E. Quibell
On cartouches and bands in the shape of stelae were inscribed the titles of the Pharaoh and inscriptions in his honour.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier

In news:

The Dream Stela of Thutmosis IV.
Stela is an Egyptian word for a flat stone slab on which texts and images can be inscribed.
The Kamose Stela tells of the successful military campaign that Pharaoh Kamose waged against the enemy Hyksos kings to protect Thebes and avenge his father's brutal death.
The owner agreed, and the stela fragment 's return was arranged by the law firm of Herrick Feinstein, which is representing Guatemala in its effort to recover stolen artifacts.
Her stela celebrates the accession of Yich' aak K'ak'--possibly her brother--in A.D 682.

In science:

Bona, C., Mass´o, J., Seidel, E., and Stela, J., “A new formalism for numerical relativity”, Phys.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Rao, Paul Saylor, Bernard Schutz, Edward Seidel, John Shalf, Hisa-aki Shinkai, Joan Stela, Doug Swesty, Ryo ji Takahashi, Robert Young, Paul Walker, Ed Wang, and William Wu for useful discussions and various help with the code development.
Three Dimensional Numerical General Relativistic Hydrodynamics I: Formulations, Methods, and Code Tests