lith

lith

[lith]
noun British Dialect.
1.
an arm or leg; limb.
2.
a joint, as of the finger.
3.
a segment, as of an orange.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Old High German lid, Old Norse lithr, Gothic lithus limb, member; akin to German Glied

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lith-

variant of litho- before a vowel: lithic.

-lith

a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith ); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith ).
Compare -lite.


Origin:
see litho-

Lith.

2.
Also, Lith. Lithuanian.
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Lith.
 
abbreviation for
Lithuania(n)

-lith
 
n combining form
Compare -lite indicating stone or rock: megalith
 
[from Greek lithos stone]

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lith
"limb," O.E. liþ, O.Fris. lith, Du. lid, O.H.G. lid, O.N. liðr, Goth. liþus, Ger. glied "limb, member."
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-lith suff.
Mineral concretion; calculus: cystolith.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
lith.
  1. lithograph

  2. lithography

Lith.
  1. Lithuania

  2. Lithuanian

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