What is another word for menhir?

Pronunciation: [mˈɛnhi͡ə] (IPA)

Menhirs are tall, upright standing stones that have been erected by ancient civilizations for thousands of years. These stones are often associated with megalithic cultures such as the Celts, and are found all over the world. While the term "menhir" is commonly used, there are many other words that can be used to describe these ancient structures. Some of the most common synonyms for menhirs include standing stones, monoliths, cromlechs, dolmens, and alignment stones. Each of these terms describes a similar type of monument, but with slight variations in appearance and construction. Regardless of the word used, menhirs continue to fascinate and intrigue us with their mysterious origins and meanings.

What are the hypernyms for Menhir?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Menhir?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for menhir (as nouns)

    • artifact
      megalithic structure, megalith.

Usage examples for Menhir

The coin must have been secretly placed in the menhir by some pious peasant as a direct ex voto for some favour received or demanded.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
The place in the menhir where this coin was discovered is on the south side about fifteen inches above the surface of the ground.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
Disappointed at a failure like this, which for him was most unusual, Cuchulainn went away to a menhir where he sat down and fell asleep.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz

Related words: megalith, standing stone, stone row, cromlech, cromlechs, dolmen

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