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.
- Forbes, A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago (London, 1885); P. van der Lith, Nederlandsch Oostindie (2nd ed., Leiden, 1893-1895); F.
- Of the b and a classes from the earliest period to the 9th century inclusive are numbered 1 to 49; those of the 10th century 50 to 99; for the later centuries numbers of three figures are used, and the choice is made so that the figure in the hundreds' place indicates the century, 1 meaning lith century, meaning 12th century, and so on; to all these numbers the appropriate letter, if it be 5 or a, must be always prefixed, but if it be only when there is any chance of ambiguity.
- Van der Lith, Nederlands-Indic (Leiden, 1893-1894).
- Van der Lith and A.