Definition of Menhir

1. Noun. A tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France.

Exact synonyms: Standing Stone
Generic synonyms: Megalith, Megalithic Structure



Definition of Menhir

1. n. A large stone set upright in olden times as a memorial or monument. Many, of unknown date, are found in Brittany and throughout Northern Europe.

Definition of Menhir

1. Noun. A single tall standing stone as a monument, especially of prehistoric times. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Menhir

1. a prehistoric monument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Menhir

meneghinite
meneghinites
menes
menetrier disease
menfolk
menfolks
meng
menge
menged
menges
menging
mengs
menhaden
menhaden oil
menhadens
menhir (current term)
menhirs
menial
menially
menials
menilite
menilites
mening
meninge
meningeal
meningeal arteries
meningeal artery
meningeal branch of internal carotid artery
meningeal branch of mandibular nerve
meningeal branch of occipital artery

Literary usage of Menhir

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... recent ramble in Brittany, I found in the churchyard of Plouagat, a village near Guingamp, in the Department of the Côtes du Nord, a Druidical menhir or ..."

2. Brittany & Its Byways: Some Account of Its Inhabitants and Its Antiquities by Bury Palliser (1869)
"We were taken into his little melancholy room which Chateaubriand so well describes. 1 The largest menhir in Finistere is on a lande near the farm of ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1876)
"THE menhir. THERE is one supreme minute in the life of Love which is never to be known again when once its holy flush has passed; there is one divine ..."

4. The Early Races of Scotland and Their Monuments by Forbes Leslie (1866)
"... and Venus of Paphos— menhir worshipped in Ireland, overthrown by St. Patrick—Stone Worship —Great menhir at Loc-Maria-Ker—Rude Stones representing ..."

5. History of Rome and the Roman People: From Its Origin to the Establishment by Victor Duruy (1884)
"It is not long since the women of Croisic ceased to go and dance round the huge menhir, and others Covered Alley of Mane'-Lnd at Lock-Maria-Ker ..."

6. The Antiquarian (1871)
"... of ums and other remains being found close reside the stones, showing them to be in such cases, like the simple menhir, monumental in their character. ..."

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