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Menhir vs Lith - What's the difference?

menhir | lith |

As nouns the difference between menhir and lith

is that menhir is a single tall standing stone as a monument, especially of prehistoric times while lith is a limb; any member of the body.



(wikipedia menhir)


(en noun)
  • 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.



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) lith, lyth, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • A limb; any member of the body.
  • A joint; a segment or symmetrical part or division.
  • :
  • *:
  • *:he departed with the lady / & brou?t her to Camelot / Soo as they rode in a valey it was ful of stones / and there the ladyes hors stumbled and threwe her doun that her arme was sore brysed and nere she swouned for payne / Allas syr sayd the lady myn arme is oute of lythe wher thorow I must nedes reste me
  • (label) A segment of an orange, or similar fruit.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) lith, . More at (l).


  • Owndom; property.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) *. More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • A gate; a gap in a fence.
  • Anagrams

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