[ lith ]
/ lɪθ /
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noun British Dialect.
an arm or leg; limb.
a joint, as of the finger.
a segment, as of an orange.
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Origin of lith
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Old High German lid,Old Norse lithr,Gothic lithus limb, member; akin to German Glied
Other definitions for lith (2 of 5)
variant of litho- before a vowel: lithic.
Other definitions for lith (3 of 5)
a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).
Origin of -lith
see origin at litho-
Other definitions for lith (4 of 5)
Other definitions for lith (5 of 5)
Lithuanian (def. 3). Also Lith
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How to use lith in a sentence
Acrolith, ak′ro-lith, n. a statue of the earlier Greek artists having the trunk made of wood and the extremities of stone.
Lathyrus sylvestris, narrow-leaved, or wild lathyrus—in the bushes at the foot of the Short Lith, near the path.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2|Gilbert White
Peristalith, pe-ris′ta-lith, n. a series of standing stones surrounding a barrow or burial-mound.
According to a northern version of the ballad, he makes a plectrum from 'a lith of her finger bane.'The Balladists|John Geddie
Lithuanian, for example, retains the archaic diphthongs which disappear in Slavonic—Lith.
British Dictionary definitions for lith (1 of 2)
n combining form
indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite
Word Origin for -lith
from Greek lithos stone
British Dictionary definitions for lith (2 of 2)
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