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Simeon Stylites, St

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Pronunciation: /stʌɪˈlʌɪtiːz
 
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Definition of Simeon Stylites, St in English:

( Circa 390–459), Syrian monk. After living in a monastic community he became the first to practise an extreme form of asceticism which involved living on top of a pillar.

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