- skip - Brewer’s

Dolmen

.

A name given in France to what we term “cromlechs.” These ancient remains are often called by the rural population devilsʹ tables, fairiesʹ tables, and so on. (Celtic, stone tables.) It consists of a slab resting on unhewn upright stones. Plural dolmens (dol, a table; men, a stone).

“The Indian dolmens … may be said to be identical with those of Western Europe.”—J. Lubbock: Prehistoric Times, chap. v. p. 129.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Dolabra
Dolce far Niente (Italian)
Doldrums (The)
Dole
Dole
Dole-fish
Doll Money
Dollar
Dolly Murrey
Dolly Shop
Dolmen
Dolopatos
Dolorous Dettie (The)
Dolphin
Dolphin (The)
Dom
Dombey (Florence)
Dom-Daniel
Domesday Book
Domestic
Domestic Poultry

See Also:

Dolmen