See also: Menhir

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE word
*méǵh₂s
 
Ar Brigourien (The Talkers), a pair of menhirs on Île de Sein, an island which is part of Brittany, France.

Either borrowed from French menhir, or from its etymon Breton maen-hir (literally long stone), from maen (stone) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (big, great)) + hir (long) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (long; lasting)). The English word is cognate with Cornish mênhere, Welsh maen hir.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

menhir (plural menhirs)

  1. (archaeology) A single tall standing stone as a monument, especially one dating to prehistoric times.
    Synonym: orthostat

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ menhir, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2020; “menhir, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

menhir m (plural menhirs, diminutive menhirtje n)

  1. (archaeology) menhir

FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Breton maen-hir, from maen (stone) +‎ hir (tall) (compare Welsh maen hir, Cornish mênhere).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

menhir m (plural menhirs)

  1. (archaeology) menhir

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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menhir

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

menhir m inan

  1. (archaeology) menhir (standing stone as a monument)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • menhir in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • menhir in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

 
Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ro

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir.

NounEdit

menhir n (plural menhire)

  1. (archaeology) menhir

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French menhir, from Breton maen-hir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meˈniɾ/, [meˈniɾ]

NounEdit

menhir m (plural menhires)

  1. (archaeology) menhir