megalith

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Megaliths at Avebury megalith

EtymologyEdit

From mega- +‎ -lith (< Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas, great, large, mighty) + λίθος (líthos, stone).

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NounEdit

megalith (plural megaliths)

  1. (archaeology) A construction involving one or several roughly hewn stone slabs of great size.
  2. A large stone used in such a construction.

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