plural -s
: a prehistoric upright gravestone or memorial stone sometimes 20 feet high that was often placed at the summit of a barrow compare menhir

Word History


modification of Old Norse bautasteinn, from bauta (meaning and origin unknown) + steinn stone

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“Bauta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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