Noun Acrolith Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acrolith

Pronunciation:

/ˈakrəlɪθ/

Definition:
1.

noun

In ancient Greece: a statue with the head and extremities made of stone and the trunk usually of wood.
    ((n.) A statue whose extremities are of stone, the trunk being generally of wood.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century. From classical Latin acrolithos (Vitruvius), acrolithus (attested in an inscription) having extremities of marble from Hellenistic Greek ἀκρόλιθος having the ends of stone from ancient Greek ἄκρο- + λίθος stone; originally after German Akrolith.

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