tri·​lithon | \ (ˈ)trī¦liˌthän, ˈtrīləˌth- \
variants: or less commonly trilith \ ˈtrīˌlith \
plural -s

Definition of trilithon

: an ancient stone monument consisting of two upright megaliths carrying a third as a lintel

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History and Etymology for trilithon

New Latin trilithon, from Greek, neuter of trilithos of three stones, from tri- three + lithos stone

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“Trilithon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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