- 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
Word Origin and History 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.