estilita

English translation: stylite

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Spanish term or phrase:estilita
English translation:stylite
Entered by: Rafael Molina Pulgar

12:11 Nov 23, 2009
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Social Sciences - Religion
Spanish term or phrase: estilita
Los estilitas eran religiosos, ascetas dedicados a la contemplación que anduvieron por el Oriente cristiano alrededor del siglo V. Su particularidad era que se subían arriba de una columna y allí se quedaban en penitencia para alcanzar una relación especial con Dios. El origen etimológico de la palabra tiene que ver con esta acción: los que se suben arriba de una columna (del griego stylos: columna). Especialmente anduvieron por Antioquía y Siria, y a quien se nombra usualmente es al llamado Simón el estilita
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stylite
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Stylites (from Greek stylos, "pillar") or Pillar-Saints are a type of Christian ascetic who in the early days of the Byzantine Empire stood on pillars preaching, fasting and praying. They believed that the mortification of their bodies would help ensure the salvation of their souls. The first stylite was probably Simeon Stylites the Elder who climbed on a pillar in Syria in 423 and remained there until his death 37 years later.
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St. Simeon (the) Stylite/Stylites
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stylite


Explanation:
Stylites (from Greek stylos, "pillar") or Pillar-Saints are a type of Christian ascetic who in the early days of the Byzantine Empire stood on pillars preaching, fasting and praying. They believed that the mortification of their bodies would help ensure the salvation of their souls. The first stylite was probably Simeon Stylites the Elder who climbed on a pillar in Syria in 423 and remained there until his death 37 years later.

Rafael Molina Pulgar
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agree  Montse Ballesteros
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agree  Isabel Teodoro
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agree  Fiona Gilbert Riley
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agree  Jim Tucker (X)
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agree  Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina
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agree  Remy Arce
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Reference: St. Simeon (the) Stylite/Stylites

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