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colossus

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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] colossus < Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossos) "large statue", especially the colossus of Rhodes.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
colossus

Plural
es

colossus (es)
  1. A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome and the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  2. Any man or beast of gigantic size.

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossos) "large statue", especially the colossus of Rhodes.

Noun

colossus (genitive colossi); m., second declension

  1. colossus

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