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men·hir

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

(ˈmɛn hɪr)

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

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

A prehistoric monument consisting of a single large standing stone, found especially in the British Isles and northern France.
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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)
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Translations

menhir

[ˈmenhɪəʳ] Nmenhir m
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menhir

n (Archeol) → Menhir m
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It's called Attention Menhir - that's a standing stone in French - and it's no spoiler to say it involves boulders being chucked - a lot.
It's called Attention Menhir - that's a standing stone in French - and it's no plot spoiler to say it involves boulders being chucked.
Including lunch, it takes in fishing villages, prehistoric menhir stones, old forts and remote bays.
Musaro is the chef de partie of the Origano Osteria located at the Menhir Salento winery, where those still mysterious grapes grow to produce the wines we were having that evening.
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." After a half hour of dusty, bumpy driving through a cork forest I park and follow the signs along a rutted path.
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.
Several times I have been jammed between edge and frame, or toppled off balance having misjudged the effort required to shift the menhir. And the resultant echoing clang alerts watchful eyes inside that one has stumbled.
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