menhir

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English[edit]

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 menhir on Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir, from maen (stone) +‎ hir (tall) (compare Welsh maen hir, Cornish mênhere).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

menhir (plural menhirs)

  1. (archaeology) A single tall standing stone as a monument, especially of prehistoric times.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.:
      [] no time has passed since we lived in caves, grappled with fish at the reedy shore, buried our dead with a song, with red-ochre and pulled up our dolmens, temples and menhirs and standing stones to the glory of some indeterminate god or gods []
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
      On the coast tree ferns and pandanus palms. Inland termite menhirs seventeen feet high.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

menhir m (plural menhirs, diminutive menhirtje n)

  1. (archaeology) menhir

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Breton maen-hir, from maen (stone) +‎ hir (tall) (compare Welsh maen hir, Cornish mênhere).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

menhir m (plural menhirs)

  1. (archaeology) menhir

Further reading[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ro

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir.

Noun[edit]

menhir n (plural menhire)

  1. (archaeology) menhir

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

menhir m (plural menhires)

  1. (archaeology) menhir