English to Afrikaans Meaning :: obelisk

Obelisk :
obelisk
- obeliskobeliske
 

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Noun(1) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top(2) a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

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(1) The battle site was for many years recorded by a stone obelisk which stood on the bank of the river at Oldbridge but which was blown up in the early years of the 20th century.(2) For instance, in 1676 the academicians of Aries undertook the reconstruction of a Roman obelisk excavated nearby under the supervision of the academy.(3) All I could see, from a distance, were numerous hands vigorously hurling stones at the aforementioned obelisk .(4) ÔÇÿThe obelisk is a remarkable landmark, but made even more important because it was one of the first such monuments to be built,ÔÇÖ he said.(5) Porterfield ventures to propose that the obelisk was ÔÇÿa monument that advanced the culture and politics of an era, not a regimeÔÇÖ.(6) Finally in 1885 it was replaced by an obelisk known as Flinders' Column.(7) High above a hill in Oakwood Cemetery at Troy, New York, stands a huge obelisk , a monument to the life of Maj.(8) Jordan arrived at work yesterday to find a stone obelisk in front of the restaurant toppled over.(9) I walked from the fort site three miles to the stone obelisk marking the place where Captain Fetterman and his men met their end in 1866.(10) Living in north Alton as a child, I played in the Confederate cemetery, both tree-shaded and open, green and lovely, with a granite obelisk monument to the dead.(11) From the orange obelisk monument of Ohakune, to the corrugated iron sheep and dog combo, outlandish structures remind us of the cargo-cult of tourism and a need to be noticed.(12) Thus, at Treblinka, the memorial to those killed consists of 17,000 granite shards surrounding a large obelisk broken down the middle.(13) More than one-quarter of Australia's civic memorials are obelisks or columns - traditional cemetery forms.(14) Scholarly notes are usually signalled by superscript numbers at appropriate points in a text, but such symbols as asterisks and obelisks may be used instead for footnotes.(15) Work involved the repair and cleaning of headstones, above-ground chambers, obelisks and monuments together with the construction of boundary walls and ornate railings.(16) Over the past few years, the English archaeologist David Philipson has uncovered a dense underground network of burial chambers and connecting tunnels below them, proof that the obelisks were funeral monuments.
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(1) obelisk ::
obelisk
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Noun
1. pillar ::
pilaar
2. column ::
kolom
3. needle ::
naald
4. shaft ::
skag
5. monolith ::
monoliet
6. monument ::
monument
Different Forms
obelisk, obelisks
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