|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org Forums Words from classical mythology tholos, tholoi Register Forums Calendar Active Threads Search Forum Help
#79858 - 09/05/02 05:01 PM tholos, tholoi Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858 wwh
Joined: Jan 2001
The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Inflected forms: pl. thoˇloi (-loi)
A beehive-shaped stone tomb of Mycenaean Greece, roofed by corbeling and
usually built into the side of a hill.
Greek, round building with a conical roof.
(corbelling in this case means making roof of successively smaller
overhanging circles until a capstone can be applied.)
As a bit of trivia, "thole pins" preceded oar locks. A pair of sturdy pins
set into gunwale of skiff served as fulcra for oar to make rowing possible.
Moderated by Jackie
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,877Posts223,565Members9,002 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members Aladitya_khan, JdawgGaming, Hiteshi, JaneJane, Baldilocks
9002 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 registered members (), 49 guests, and 0 spiders. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) LukeJavan8 33A C Bowden 15
Top Posters(All Time) wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,538LukeJavan8 8,871wofahulicodoc 7,310Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top