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trilithon

Line breaks: tri|lithon
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈlɪθ(ə)n/

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(also trilith /ˈtrʌɪlɪθ/)

Definition of trilithon in English:

noun

Archaeology
A megalithic structure consisting of two upright stones and a third across the top as a lintel.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Greek, from tri- 'three' + lithos 'stone'.

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