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English word coliseum comes from Ancient Greek κολοσσός, and later Latin colosseus (Colossal, huge, gigantic.).

Coliseum etymology ?

Coliseum detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κολοσσός Ancient Greek (grc)
κολοσσιαῖος Ancient Greek (grc)
colosseus Latin (lat) Colossal, huge, gigantic.
Colosseum Latin (lat)
coliseum English (eng) A large theatre, cinema, or stadium.. A large, often circular building, for indoor sporting events, exhibitions, concerts, etc.; arena.

Words with the same origin as coliseum

Descendants of κολοσσός
Colosseum colossal colosseum colossus