obelisk

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English - Turkish

Definition of obelisk in English Turkish dictionary

  1. dikilitaş
  2. köşeli sütun
  3. obelisk
  4. dikili taş
  5. dört köşeli sütun
  6. başvurma işareti
  7. başvurma işareti (yazı) isim
Turkish - Turkish

Definition of obelisk in Turkish Turkish dictionary

  1. Dikili taş
English - English

Definition of obelisk in English English dictionary

  1. A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument
  2. The dagger sign (†), especially when used as a reference mark
  3. a pyramid, a mark used in printing noun
  4. See Dagger, n
  5. A mark of reference; called also dagger [†]
  6. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom
  7. To mark or designate with an obelisk
  8. The dagger sign (†), especially when used as a reference mark
  9. tall four-sided stone pillar tapering to a pyramidal top isim
  10. An upright, four- sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion
  11. It is ordinarily monolithic
  12. An upright 4-sided usually monolithic pillar that gradually tapers as it rises and terminates in a pyramid
  13. A tapering, four-sided pillar of stone which was usually inscribed with hieroglyphs to honour a pharaoh Most were made of granite The biggest Egyptian obelisk now stands in Rome and is nearly 31 metres tall The biggest still in Egypt is 29 5 metres high and is estimated to weigh over 300 tonnes
  14. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  15. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
  16. An obelisk is a tall stone pillar that has been built in honour of a person or an important event. a tall pointed stone pillar, built to remind people of an event or of someone who has died (obeliscus, from , from obelos ). Tapered four-sided pillar, originally erected in pairs at the entrance to ancient Egyptian temples. The Egyptian obelisk was carved from a single piece of stone, usually granite, and embellished with hieroglyphics. It was wider at its square or rectangular base than at its pyramidal top, and could be over 100 ft (30 m) high. During the Roman empire, many obelisks were transported from Egypt to Italy. A well-known modern obelisk is the Washington Monument
  17. (See Dagger )
  18. an upright, four-sided, tapered pillar that terminates in a pyramid; it may be inscribed or plain, and it is often placed prominently in the center of a pool, at the crown of a hill, or at the end of a terrace walk
  19. tall, tapered, four-sided monolith with a pyramid-shaped peak, associated with the power of the sun god; most were carved from pink granite quarried in Aswan and were either capped or clad entirely in electrum to reflect the rays of the sun
  20. Though the name is derived from the Greek obeliskos, meaning "a small spit"
  21. Vertical stone pillar of needle shape with pyramidion on the top Its origin ties it to the Egyptian sun cult They are always carved from a single stone The tapered top part of them were usually covered with gold or electrum
  22. A tapering four-sided pillar made of stone It is said that some of the obelisk at the Temple of Karnek were plated in gold, to catch the sun's rays
  23. An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and ending in a pyramid called a pyramidion
  24. Related Terms
  25. pylon : An obelisk.
  26. plural of obelisk : obelisks
Turkish - English

Definition of obelisk in Turkish English dictionary

  1. obelisk isim
  2. obelisk dikilitaş
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    ob·e·lisk

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    Etymology

    [ 'ä-b&-"lisk also ] (noun.) 1569. 1569. From Middle French obelisque, from Latin obeliscus (“obelisk”), from Ancient Greek ὀβελίσκος (obeliskos), diminutive of ὀβελός (obelos, “needle”).

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