bauta

noun
bau·​ta | \ ˈbau̇t-ə \
plural -s

Definition of bauta

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

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History and Etymology for bauta

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

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“Bauta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bauta. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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