- an arm or leg; limb.
- a joint, as of the finger.
- a segment, as of an orange.
Origin of lith
- variant of litho- before a vowel: lithic.
- a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).
Origin of -lith
Examples from the Web for lith
Historical Examples of lith
Accounts of the expedition are given by Khf Khn, i, 47 and Firishta, lith.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
What can it do to me, who am a man of lith and limb, and have by my side my father's sword?The Monastery
Sir Walter Scott
Lithagogue, lith′a-gog, adj. expelling stone from the bladder or kidneys.
Litharge, lith′rj, n. the semi-vitrified oxide of lead separated from silver in refining.
Lithoclast, lith′o-klast, n. an instrument for crushing bladder-stones.
- indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite
Word Origin for -lith
"joint, limb," Old English liþ "limb, member, joint," cognate with Old Frisian lith, Dutch lid, Old High German lid, Old Norse liðr, Gothic liþus, German glied "limb, member."
word-forming element meaning "stone, rock," from Modern Latin -lithus or French -lithe (see -lith).
- Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.