lith [lith] ExamplesWord Origin noun British Dialect.
- an arm or leg; limb.
- a joint, as of the finger.
- a segment, as of an orange.
Origin of lith before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Old High German lid, Old Norse lithr, Gothic lithus limb, member; akin to German Glied Lith.
- Also Lith
- variant of before a vowel: lithic.
- a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).
Compare. Origin of -lith see origin at lith.
Examples from the Web for lith Historical Examples of lith
Accounts of the expedition are given by Khf Khn, i, 47 and Firishta, lith.
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
What can it do to me, who am a man of lith and limb, and have by my side my father’s sword?
Sir Walter Scott
Lithagogue, lith′a-gog, adj. expelling stone from the bladder or kidneys.
Litharge, lith′rj, n. the semi-vitrified oxide of lead separated from silver in refining.
Lithoclast, lith′o-klast, n. an instrument for crushing bladder-stones.
British Dictionary definitions for lith Lith. abbreviation for
-lith n combining form
- indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare
Word Origin for -lith from Greek lithos stone Word Origin and History for lith n.
“joint, limb,” Old English liþ “limb, member, joint,” cognate with Old Frisian lith, Dutch lid, Old High German lid, Old Norse liðr, Gothic liþus, German glied “limb, member.”
word-forming element meaning “stone, rock,” from Modern Latin -lithus or French -lithe (see).
lith in Medicine -lith suff.
- Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.