Definition of Menhirs

1. Noun. (plural of menhir) ¹



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Definition of Menhirs

1. menhir [n] - See also: menhir

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Menhirs

meneghinites
menes
menetrier disease
menfolk
menfolks
meng
menge
menged
menges
menging
mengs
menhaden
menhaden oil
menhadens
menhir
menhirs (current term)
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
meningeal branch of ophthalmic nerve

Literary usage of Menhirs

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1. Excavations at Carnac (Brittany): A Record of Archaeological Researches in by James Miln (1881)
"Farther on numerous menhirs and fragments of menhirs are built into a modern ... At 128 metres this wall joins two large menhirs standing erect—the one, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Commencing at the village of Menee, the menhirs are arranged in eleven rows. ... After a still greater interval the menhirs again appear, but this time in ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"menhirs, elongated, rough-hewn monoliths standing with one end in the ground. They are found of various sizes, from about 6 to as much as 67 feet high, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"menhirs are found m all megalithic countries. In the British Isles they are very abundant, more especially in the less cultivated districts. ..."

5. The New Stone Age in Northern Europe by John Mason Tyler (1921)
"... in Morbihan, extending nearly 4000 metres, and composed of nearly 3000 menhirs. Stonehenge and Avebury in England are almost equally celebrated. ..."

6. The Káfirs of the Hindu-Kush by George Scott Robertson (1896)
"... Mourning—menhirs — A dubious structure—Little effigies—Gateways. THE funeral ceremonies of the Kafirs are curious and fantastic. ..."

7. The Early Races of Scotland and Their Monuments by Forbes Leslie (1866)
"CHAPTER X. menhirs l (COLUMNAR STONES)—DEVOTIONAL ; MEMORIAL. menhirs, Upright Stones, the Earliest Emblems of Deities—Hare Stones not Boundary Stones—Stone ..."

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