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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 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. See megalith.

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