\\pəˈristəˌlith\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Greek peristatos standing around (from periistanai to stand around, from peri- + histanai to stand) + English -lith — more at stand
: a ring of upright stones around a mound or dolmen : stone circle

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  • peristalith — /peuh ris tl ith/, n. a group of stones encircling a mound, dolmen, or the like. [1880 85; < Gk perísta(tos) surrounded (verbid of periístanai to stand round, equiv. to peri PERI + sta , base of histánai to STAND + tos verbal adj. suffix) + LITH] …   Universalium

  • peristalith — ancient stone circle Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • peristalith — pe·ris·ta·lith …   English syllables

  • peristalith —   n. prehistoric stone circle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Megalithic architectural elements — This article describes several characteristic architectural elements typical of European megalithic (Stone Age) structures. Contents 1 Forecourt 2 Kerb or peristalith 3 Orthostat 4 Port hole slab …   Wikipedia

  • Kerb — or KERB may refer to:* Kerb (road) * Kerb weight * Kerb (archaeology) or peristalith, a Megalithic architectural stone ring * Kerberos, a computer authentication system * KERB (AM), a radio station (600 FM) licensed to Kermit, Texas, United… …   Wikipedia

  • Coldrum Stones — The Coldrum Stones are the remains of a Neolithic chambered long barrow near Trottiscliffe in the English county of Kent. View looking west at the chamber from below. The monument has been greatly affected by 19th century treasure hunters and… …   Wikipedia

  • Porth Hellick Down — (gbmapping|SV928108) is an area of downland on the east side of the island of St Mary s in the Isles of Scilly.Seven Scillonian entrance graves stand on the down in a general state of decay. The largest is the Great Tomb which has a 12m diameter… …   Wikipedia

  • Bordillo (arqueología) — Para bordillo o cordón en obras públicas, véase bordillo. Aunque el cairn está prácticamente desaparecido, el bordillo que rodea a Coldrum Stones en Kent aún sobrevive (primer plano). La cámara funeraria de piedra se puede ver en el fondo. En… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Stones and Rocks — All the words in this list incorporate the element lith , from the Greek lithos stone . Unfortunately, if you ve come looking for a list of different types of stone (a list that would easily run into the thousands) you should really consult a… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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