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trilithon

[trahy-lith-on, trahy-luh-thon] /traɪˈlɪθ ɒn, ˈtraɪ ləˈθɒn/
noun
1.
a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone.
Also, trilith
[trahy-lith] /ˈtraɪ lɪθ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Greek trílithon, neuter of trílithos having three stones. See tri-, -lith
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trilithon

/traɪˈlɪθɒn; ˈtraɪlɪˌθɒn/
noun
1.
a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge
Derived Forms
trilithic (traɪˈlɪθɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith
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