- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɒmlɛk/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɑmlɛk/
- Hyphenation: crom‧lech
cromlech (plural cromlechs)
- A dolmen or ancient underground tomb in Wales, usually made with stones disposed in a circular shape.
- 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.
- Synonym: bowing stone
Welsh dolmen or underground tomb
cromlech f (plural cromlechi)
- cromlech (Welsh dolmen or underground tomb)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- The Journal of Indo-European Studies (1999)