A small, low pillar, square or round, commonly having an inscription, used by the ancients for various purposes, as for indicating the distances of places, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
(Latin cippus "post") A post or short pillar used originally by the Romans as a landmark, or as a place for displaying notices, or even to mark a burial place. Now used in Egyptology to describe a small stela, usually votive.
Short pillar often used as a boundary marker
a short round pillar.
in architecture, is a low pedestal, either round or rectangular, set up by the Romans for various purposes such as military or milestones, boundary posts. The inscriptions on some in the British Museum show that they were occasionally funeral memorials.