Trilithon
Trilithon Tril"i*thon (tr[i^]l"[i^]*th[o^]n), n.; pl. {Trilithons}. [NL., fr. Gr.? of or with three stones; ? (see {Tri-}) + ? stone.] (Arch[ae]ol.) A monument consisting of three stones; especially, such a monument forming a kind of doorway, as among the ancient Celts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trilithon — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Trilithon , templo Mnajdra , Malta Un trilithon (o trilith) es una estructura que consta de dos grandes piedras verticales (postes) el apoyo a una tercera serie de piedra horizontalmente en la parte superior (dintel) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trilithon — A trilithon (or trilith ) is a structure consisting of two large vertical stones (posts) supporting a third stone set horizontally across the top (lintel). Commonly used in the context of megalithic monuments. The most famous trilithons are those …   Wikipedia

  • trilithon — /truy lith on, truy leuh thon /, n. a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone. Also, trilith /truy lith/. [1730 40; < Gk trílithon, neut. of trílithos having three stones. See TRI , LITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • Trilithon — Ein Trilith (lat. tri drei, gr. litus Stein; weil aus drei Steinen bestehend) ist ein Torbau, Durchgang oder ein architektonisches Bauelement, das aus zwei Tragsteinen und einem aufliegenden (dritten) Deckstein besteht, eine eigenständige Statik… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trilithon — noun A structure consisting of two stone pillars supporting a horizontal stone …   Wiktionary

  • trilithon — [trʌɪ lɪθ(ə)n] (also trilith trʌɪlɪθ) noun Archaeology a megalithic structure consisting of two upright stones and a third across the top as a lintel. Origin C18: from Gk, from tri three + lithos stone …   English new terms dictionary

  • trilithon — tri·lithon …   English syllables

  • trilithon — /ˈtrɪləθɒn/ (say triluhthon) noun a prehistoric monument consisting of two vertical megaliths supporting a horizontal megalith, as at Stonehenge. {Greek trīlīth three stones} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Trilito — Trilithon , templo Mnajdra , Malta …   Wikipedia Español

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