[ob-uh-lisk] /ˈɒb ə lɪsk/
a tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.
something resembling such a shaft.
Printing. (def 2).
a stone pillar having a square or rectangular cross section and sides that taper towards a pyramidal top, often used as a monument in ancient Egypt
(printing) another name for dagger (sense 2)
“rectangular stone column tapering at the top,” 1560s, from Middle French obélisque (16c.) and directly from Latin obeliscus “obelisk, small spit,” from Greek obeliskos “small spit, obelisk, leg of a compass,” diminutive of obelos “a spit, pointed pillar, needle.” Related: Obeliskine.
[ob-uh-lahyz] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), obelized, obelizing. 1. to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus. /ˈɒbɪˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus
[ob-uh-luh s] /ˈɒb ə ləs/ noun, plural obeli [ob-uh-lahy] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a mark (− or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to point out spurious, corrupt, doubtful, or superfluous words or passages. /ˈɒbɪləs/ noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ) 1. a mark (— or ÷) used in editions of ancient documents to indicate spurious words […]
[oh-ben-toh; Japanese aw-ben-taw] /oʊˈbɛn toʊ; Japanese ɔˈbɛn tɔ/ noun, plural obentos; Japanese, obento. 1. . noun See bento box
[oh-ber-ah-mer-gou] /ˌoʊ bərˈɑ mərˌgaʊ/ noun 1. a village in S Germany, SW of Munich: famous for the passion play performed there every ten years. /German oːbərˈamərɡau/ noun 1. a village in S Germany, in Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps: famous for its Passion Play, performed by the villagers every ten years (except during […]