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cippi


cippus [sip-uh s] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural cip·pi [sip-ahy, sip-ee] /ˈsɪp aɪ, ˈsɪp i/. (in classical architecture) a stele. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of cippus 1615–25; Latin: pillar, gravestone Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cippi Historical Examples of cippi

  • There are nine graves or cippi, no gravestone or inscription.

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    John Aubrey

  • Ranged along the walls are a series of sarcophagi, cippi, and funeral altars, some of them very fine.

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    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • The shafts (putei) often stood, but not necessarily, at the same points as the cippi.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3

    Various

  • Of boundary-stones, or cippi terminales, some very ancient specimens have been preserved.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6

    Various

  • One of the cippi, above the staircase, is beautifully decorated with shells and mosaic.

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    Augustus J.C. Hare

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