cromlech


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crom·lech

 (krŏm′lĕk′)
n.
1. A portal tomb.
2. A prehistoric monument consisting of a group of megaliths, sometimes arranged in a circle or in concentric circles.

[Welsh : crom, feminine of crwm, arched + llech, stone.]

cromlech

(ˈkrɒmlɛk)
n
1. (Archaeology) a circle of prehistoric standing stones
2. (Archaeology) (no longer in technical usage) a megalithic chamber tomb or dolmen
[C17: from Welsh, from crom, feminine of crwm bent, arched + llech flat stone]

crom•lech

(ˈkrɒm lɛk)

n.
(no longer in technical use) a megalithic chamber tomb.
[1595–1605; < Welsh, =crom bent, curved, crooked (feminine of crwm) + lech, comb. form of llech flat stone]

cromlech

- Is Welsh for "arched stone" and means "any megalithic chamber tomb."
See also related terms for tomb.

cromlech

A prehistoric circle of standing stones, sometimes encircling a mound.
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Noun1.cromlech - a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstonecromlech - a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
References in classic literature ?
The Celtic dolmen and cromlech, the Etruscan tumulus, the Hebrew galgal, are words.
Here you may find nests of the strong down partridge and peewit, but take care that the keeper isn't down upon you; and in the middle of it is an old cromlech, a huge flat stone raised on seven or eight others, and led up to by a path, with large single stones set up on each side.
Who had placed those rocks and stones like cromlechs of prehistoric times?
John Ellis Roberts, 70, from Betwsy-Coed, plunged 25ft onto a ledge at Dinas Cromlech, near Llanberis, while climbing with a client on Thursday.
Aaron Fielding, from Cromlech Park, Portstewart, Co Derry, was convicted over an incident at the town's promenade on September 25.
Also this week, a look at the site of a new cromlech near Corwen, and a tribute in Porthmadog to the novelist Marged Pritchard.
Fellow climber Peter Vaughan-Smith told an inquest in Caernarfon that he had asked Mr Roberts, from Betws-y-Coed, to guide him up Dinas Cromlech in the Llanberis Pass on the morning of July 17 last year.
In the village of Langemark, which was completely destroyed during the Great War, a cromlech made of four Welsh Blue Pennant stones from the Craig yr Hesg quarry near Pontypridd will stand as a permanent memorial to the Welsh victims of the conflict, topped with a red bronze dragon.
The memorial will be located in the village of Langemark in Belgium and the base of the memorial will be four Welsh Blue Pennant stones from the Craig yr Hesg quarry near Pontypridd which will form a Cromlech and a statue of a red bronze dragon will sit on top of the Cromlech.
Medi 9fed, 2012 yn dawel yn ei gartref Y Stabal, Cromlech, Y Ffor, Pwllheli, yn 88 mlwydd oed.
50; Year of Birds, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaind, Cromlech -Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough pounds 5