[ lith ]
/ lɪθ /

noun British Dialect.

an arm or leg; limb.
a joint, as of the finger.
a segment, as of an orange.

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

Definition for lith (2 of 5)


Definition for lith (3 of 5)


variant of litho- before a vowel: lithic.

Definition for lith (4 of 5)


a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).
Compare -lite.

Origin of -lith

see origin at litho-

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British Dictionary definitions for lith (1 of 2)


abbreviation for


British Dictionary definitions for lith (2 of 2)


n combining form

indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite

Word Origin for -lith

from Greek lithos stone
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Medicine definitions for lith



Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.
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