A menhir is a monumental piece of stone set upright by Celts, Gauls, Druids and other people in that part of the world for religious ceremonies, as a memorial or as a monument. Menhirs are fairly common throughout the British Isles and northern France (Bretagne). If you need one delivered, give Obelix a ring.

Men"hir (?), n. [F. Armor. men stone + hir high.]

A large stone set upright in olden times as a memorial or monument. Many, of unknown date, are found in Brittany and throughout Northern Europe.


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