obelisk

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English[edit]

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An obelisk (monument)

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Etymology[edit]

1569. From Middle French obelisque, from Latin obeliscus (obelisk), from Ancient Greek ὀβελίσκος (obelískos), diminutive of ὀβελός (obelós, needle).

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obelisk (plural obelisks)

  1. A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument.
    • 2012 January 1, Henry Petroski, “The Washington Monument”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 16: 
      The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.
  2. (printing) The dagger sign (†), especially when used as a reference mark.

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Polish[edit]

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obelisk m

  1. obelisk

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /obělisk/
  • Hyphenation: o‧be‧lisk

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obèlisk m (Cyrillic spelling обѐлиск)

  1. obelisk

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