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men·hir

 (mĕn′hîr′)
[French, from Breton : men, stone (from Middle Breton) + hir, long (from Middle Breton).]

menhir

(ˈmɛnhɪə)
n
(Archaeology) a single standing stone, often carved, dating from the middle Bronze Age in the British Isles and from the late Neolithic Age in W Europe
[C19: from Breton men stone + hir long]

men•hir

(ˈmɛn hɪr)

n.
an upright monumental stone found chiefly in Cornwall and Brittany.
[1830–40; < Breton men hir literally, long stone]

menhir

an upright, monumental stone, as a cromlech, standing by itself or in a group or circle with others.
See also: Stones

menhir

A prehistoric monument consisting of a single large standing stone, found especially in the British Isles and northern France.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menhir - a tall upright megalithmenhir - a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
Translations

menhir

[ˈmenhɪəʳ] Nmenhir m

menhir

n (Archeol) → Menhir m
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He is taking action against the Lac Du Menhir resort, near Pont-Sainte-Maxence.
About 10 miles from Evora, I turn onto a gravel road that takes me to the tiny village of Guadeloupe, where I follow a dirt track that is signposted "Almendres Menhir.
These include menhir (upright stones), batu lesung (ritual pounding mortars), and dakon (a board game with nine rows of nine holes, played at death ceremonies); see Hasanuddin 2015.
Precisamente son las cuatro escotaduras las que le confieren a la piedra cierto aspecto antropomorfo, caracteristica tambien presente en estatuas menhir geograficamente proximas como A Ermida (Ponte da Barca) o la de Faioes (Chaves) ambas en Portugal, situada esta en el mismo valle que Pedra Alta.
For below P1,000, Gale recommends the 2012 Menhir Salento 'Quota 29' Primitivo IGT, Puglia, only P600 at Massimo Trulli.
Problematicas son las lineas del menhir de Erroldan Harria (Iturralde y Suit, 1911: 202) y las posibles incisiones del dolmen de Argonitz (Apellaniz, 1973).
Del menhir neolitico, como primer objeto situado en el paisaje (Careri, 2005: 51), a los monumentos conmemorativos o las esculturas en el espacio publico actuales.
We go up, up, up to the mesa, mysterious and grand under the setting sun, an unexplored menhir of a stony childhood.
Through love poems, the poet, once more, founds the world, builds in a phallic or an orphic and cosmic manner, also bound to the dialectics of life and death, according to the reception theory as intuited by Lucian Blaga: "But the one who listens gains a living form, / when harmonies are gradually fulfilled / a temple, a menhir or a lily --they become.
Several times I have been jammed between edge and frame, or toppled off balance having misjudged the effort required to shift the menhir.
Un caso similar se encuentra en una nota del 16 de julio de 2010: "V levantamiento de menhir "a modo prehistorico"".
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