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English word colossus comes from Ancient Greek κολοσσός.

Colossus etymology ?

Colossus detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κολοσσός Ancient Greek (grc)
colossus Latin (lat) Colossus, giant statue.
colossus English (eng) (figurative) Somebody or something very greatly admired and respected.. 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.. Any creature or thing of gigantic size.

Words with the same origin as colossus

Descendants of κολοσσός
Colosseum coliseum colossal colosseum