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colossal

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Etymology

From French colossal, formed from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] colossus, from Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossos), giant statue).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
colossal

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  1. extremely large or on a great scale
    A single puppy can make a colossal mess.

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French

Etymology

Formed from Latin colossus, from Greek κολοσσος (originally used by Herodotus in reference to statues in ancient Egyptian temples).

Pronunciation

Adjective

colossal m. (f. colossale, m. plural colossaux, f. plural colossales)

  1. colossal, huge

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