See also: Menhir

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French, from Breton maen-hir, from maen(stone) + hir(tall) ( = Welsh maen hir, Cornish mênhere).

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NounEdit

menhir ‎(plural menhirs)

  1. A single tall standing stone as a monument, especially of prehistoric times.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.:
      no time has passed since we lived in caves, grappled with fish at the reedy shore, buried our dead with a song, with red-ochre and pulled up our dolmens, temples and menhirs and standing stones to the glory of some indeterminate god or gods [...].
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
      On the coast tree ferns and pandanus palms. Inland termite menhirs seventeen feet high.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French menhir.

NounEdit

menhir m ‎(plural menhirs, diminutive menhirtje n)

  1. menhir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Breton maen-hir, from maen(stone) + hir(tall).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

menhir m ‎(plural menhirs)

  1. menhir

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French

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menhir n ‎(plural menhire)

  1. menhir

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EtymologyEdit

From French

NounEdit

menhir m ‎(plural menhires)

  1. menhir