An example of lith is megalith, a very large stone used in ancient architecture.
Origin of -lithFrench -lithe ; from Classical Greek lithos, stone
- Rock; stone: xenolith.
- Stone implement or structure: megalith.
- Mineral concretion; calculus: cystolith.
Origin of -lithFrom Greek lithos, stone.
From Middle English lith, lyth, from Old English liÃ¾ (“limb, member, joint, tip of finger, point"), from Proto-Germanic *liÃ¾uz (“limb"), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lAi- (“to bend"). Cognate with Scots lith (“part of the body, joint"), West Frisian lid (“part of the body, member"), Dutch lid (“limb, member, section"), Middle High German lit (“limb, member"), Swedish led (“joint, link, channel"), Icelandic liÃ°ur (“item"), Dutch lid (“part of the body; member") and gelid (“joint, rank, file"), German Glied (“limb, member, link").
From Middle English lith, lyth (“owndom"), from Old Norse lÃ½Ã°r (“people, lede"), from Proto-Germanic *liudiz (“men, people"), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lewedÊ°- (“man, people"). Cognate with Dutch lieden and lui, German Leute (“people"), Old English lÄ“ode (“people"). More at lede.
From Middle English *lith, from Old Norse hliÃ° (“a gap, gate, space"), from Proto-Germanic *hliÃ¾Ä… (“door, lid, eyelid"), from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (“to conceal, hide"). Cognate with Norwegian dialectal lid, led (“an opening in a fence"), Scots lith (“a gap in a fence, gate opening"), Old English hlid (“lid, covering, door, gate, opening"). More at lid.