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cromlech

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EtymologyEdit

Welsh, from crom (feminine of crwm (bowed, arched)) + llech ((flat) stone).

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NounEdit

cromlech (plural cromlechs)

  1. A dolmen or ancient underground tomb.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      The scenes depicted on the emunctory field, showing our ancient duns and raths and cromlechs and grianauns and seats of learning and maledictive stones, are as wonderfully beautiful and the pigments as delicate as when the Sligo illuminators gave free rein to their artistic fantasy long long ago in the time of the Barmecides.

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