- mengistu haile mariam,
Origin of menhir
Examples from the Web for menhir
In many cases the menhir is surrounded by one or more rows of stones.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders|T. Eric Peet
Then the mountain piper sunk down breathless at the foot of the Menhir.Breton Legends|Anonymous
In the centre of this stands a granite pillar (Menhir) six or seven feet high.
Two steps took me to the menhir, and I drew my seax that I might do as he asked me.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Thus it is believed in many localities that a "menhir" in the neighbourhood turns on its axis at midnight.
Word Origin for menhir
"upright monumental stone," 1834, literally "long stone," from French menhir (19c.), from Breton men "stone" + hir "long," from PIE *se-ro-, from root *se- "long, late" (see soiree). Cognate with Welsh maen hir, Cornish medn hir.