trilithon

trilithon

[trahy-lith-on, trahy-luh-thon]
noun
a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone.
Also, trilith [trahy-lith] .


Origin:
1730–40; < Greek trílithon, neuter of trílithos having three stones. See tri-, -lith

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trilithon or trilith (traɪˈlɪθɒn, ˈtraɪlɪˌθɒn, ˈtraɪlɪθ)
 
n
a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge
 
[C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith]
 
trilith or trilith
 
n
 
[C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith]
 
trilithic or trilith
 
adj

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