trilithon


trilithon

trilithon [trahy-lith-on, trahy-luh-thon] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Also tri·lith [trahy-lith] /ˈtraɪ lɪθ/. Origin of trilithon 1730–40; Greek trílithon, neuter of trílithos having three stones. See tri-, -lith Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for trilithon Historical Examples of trilithon

  • There is a rude circle of menhirs at the site, with a trilithon or dolmen on one side.

    Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • He took the boy across to the trilithon, and made him kneel down.

    A Changed Man and Other Tales

    Thomas Hardy

  • One upright of the great Trilithon (raised and made secure in 1901) is erect.

    Stonehenge

    Frank Stevens

  • Those next to the great Trilithon on the north-west, fell on January 3rd, 1797.

    Stonehenge

    Frank Stevens

  • He then went a second time to the hollow behind the trilithon, remaining there nearly a quarter of an hour.

    A Changed Man and Other Tales

    Thomas Hardy

  • British Dictionary definitions for trilithon trilithon trilith (ˈtraɪlɪθ) noun a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge Derived Formstrilithic (traɪˈlɪθɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for trilithon C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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