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Term: Dolemen

Derived from the Breton phrase taol maen, meaning “stone table,” a structure of three or more large upright stones covered by a flat stone called a “table.” Originally found as part of ancient burial tombs, eventually some became seen as “doorways” through which one might pass into another reality, or as a spiritual marker, as in the famous Stonehenge monument. Also known by the Welsh term, “cromlech.”