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English word colosseum comes from Ancient Greek κολοσσός (applied by Herodotus to the statues of Egyptian temples), and later Latin colosseus (colossal, huge, gigantic).

Colosseum etymology history?

Colosseum detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κολοσσός Ancient Greek (grc) applied by Herodotus to the statues of Egyptian temples
κολοσσιαῖος Ancient Greek (grc)
colosseus Latin (lat) Colossal, huge, gigantic.
Colosseum Latin (lat)
colosseum English (eng)

Words with the same origin as colosseum

Descendants of κολοσσός
Colosseum coliseum colossal colossus