lith [lith] ExamplesWord Origin noun British Dialect.

  1. an arm or leg; limb.
  2. a joint, as of the finger.
  3. 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.

  1. Lithuania.
  2. Also Lith Lithuanian.


  1. variant of litho- before a vowel: lithic.


  1. a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).

Compare -lite. Origin of -lith see origin at litho- lith.

  1. lithograph.
  2. lithographic.
  3. lithography.

Examples from the Web for lith Historical Examples of lith

  • Accounts of the expedition are given by Khf Khn, i, 47 and Firishta, lith.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    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?

    The Monastery

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Lithagogue, lith′a-gog, adj. expelling stone from the bladder or kidneys.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Litharge, lith′rj, n. the semi-vitrified oxide of lead separated from silver in refining.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Lithoclast, lith′o-klast, n. an instrument for crushing bladder-stones.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • British Dictionary definitions for lith Lith. abbreviation for

    1. Lithuania(n)

    -lith n combining form

    1. indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite

    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).

    lith in Medicine -lith suff.

    1. Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.
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