- (no longer in technical use) a megalithic chamber tomb.
Origin of cromlech
Examples from the Web for cromlech
The Celtic dolmen and cromlech, the Etruscan tumulus, the Hebrew galgal, are words.Notre-Dame de Paris
Not unfrequently the entrance to the cromlech is approached by a sort of corridor.The Hittites
A. H. Sayce
Gaar wheeled, spurted around them and then around the Cromlech.Day of the Druid
This cromlech is called, by children in that neighbourhood, ‘Castle Correg.’British Goblins
The Cromlech in Howth Park has been supposed to be her sepulchre.A Book of Irish Verse
William Butler Yeats
- a circle of prehistoric standing stones
- (no longer in technical usage) a megalithic chamber tomb or dolmen
Word Origin and History for cromlech
c.1600, from Welsh, from crom, fem. of crwm "crooked, bent, concave" + llech "(flat) stone." Applied in Wales and Cornwall to what in Brittany is a dolmen; a cromlech there is a circle of standing stones.