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
|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