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An obelisk (monument)

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EtymologyEdit

1569. From Middle French obelisque, from Latin obeliscus (obelisk), from Ancient Greek ὀβελίσκος (obelískos), diminutive of ὀβελός (obelós, needle).

NounEdit

obelisk (plural obelisks)

  1. A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument.
    • 2012 January 1, Henry Petroski, “The Washington Monument”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 16:
      The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.
  2. (printing) The dagger sign (†), especially when used as a reference mark.

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PolishEdit

 
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obelisk

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔˈbɛ.lʲisk/
  • (file)

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obelisk m inan

  1. obelisk

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /obělisk/
  • Hyphenation: o‧be‧lisk

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obèlisk m (Cyrillic spelling обѐлиск)

  1. obelisk

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obelisk c

  1. obelisk

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Declension of obelisk 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative obelisk obelisken obelisker obeliskerna
Genitive obelisks obeliskens obeliskers obeliskernas