I always though they were called cromlechs because the structures are
often slanted with the top stone angled so that water runs off of it.
I havn't seen them all so this idea may not hold true. The otther
suggestions and ideas all all great food for thought.
On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Marion Gunn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Quick comment - before I read the rest of the correspondence on this thread,
> which might enlighten me!
> As a youngster, I never questioned the name at all, because to me, any slant
> was enough to make it "crom" or bent over in whatever direction.
> Does that help, or further confuse you, Helen?
> Scríobh 01/12/2010 15:42, Helen McKay:
>> love these cromlecs, but I keeping asking crom=crooked lec=flagstone,
>> what's crooked about a cromlec? its all straight stones...
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