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menhir Archaeological term given to single standing stones found in w Europe. Probably of Neolithic origin, they are usually tall and square in section, tapering towards the top. They are thought to mark places of religious or ritual significance. See also dolmen; megalith

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menhir (mĕn´hēr´) [Breton,=long stone], in archaeology, name given to the single standing stones of Western Europe, and by extension to those of other lands. Their size varies and their shape is rough and squared, tapering toward the top. See megalithic monuments.

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menhir a tall upright stone of a kind erected in prehistoric times in western Europe. The word comes from Breton men ‘stone’ + hir ‘long’.

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menhir tall monumental stone. XIX. — Breton men hir (maen stone, hir long) = W. maen hir, Corn. medn hir.

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menhir. See megalith.

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