- A Christian ascetic in ancient times who lived alone on top of a tall pillar.
Etymology: From Ecclesiastical Greek (polytonic, ), from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) "pillar".
- 1997: Daniel, the famous of the city, actually descended from his pillar for the first time in fifteen years, terrifying Basiliscus into the withdrawal of his edict. " John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 53)
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