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15:47 Mar 28, 2001
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Greek term or phrase: STELIOS
I AM AMERICAN AND WANTING TO KNOW WHAT THE WORK STELIOS MEANS IN ENGLISH.
LISA
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Summary of answers provided
na +1It's a male first name.Isodynamia
nafrom Sylianos (Stylos+nous)Fuad Yahya


  

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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
It's a male first name.


Explanation:
It is a name. It comes from Stylianos and it is a guy's first name.

Isodynamia
Greece
Local time: 23:09
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 280

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6 hrs
from Sylianos (Stylos+nous)


Explanation:
"Stelios" is a shortened form "Stylianos," which possibly is composed of two parts:

Stylos = column or pillar
Nous = law or custom

The meaning of the composite name is not so easy to guess, even with the knowledge of the parts. The following page:

http://www.stelio.net/name.html

makes some claims about the meaning of the name. The claims are interesting, but certainly subject to dispute:

"Stylianos means, literally, 'pillar of faith' or 'upholder of the customs', or possibly 'law abider', stylos meaning column and nous meaning law or custom. Stylianos is often shortened to Stelios (or Stelio in English)."

That is as much as I could find about this name.

Fuad


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Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish

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