noun (es, pl2=colossi)
- 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 man or beast of gigantic size.
Etymology: (wikipedia, Colossus of Rhodes)From Latin, colossus < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (kolossos) "large statue", especially the colossus of Rhodes.
- French: colosse
- German: Koloss
- Italian: colosso
- Spanish: coloso
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