Meaning of COLOSSUS in English

[ kə'lɒsəs ]

■ noun ( plural colossi -sʌɪ or ~es ) a person or thing of enormous size, in particular a statue that is much bigger than life size.


ME: via L. from Gk kolossos (applied by Herodotus to the statues of Egyptian temples).

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