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co·los·sus

 (kə-lŏs′əs)
n. pl. co·los·si (-lŏs′ī′) or co·los·sus·es
1. A huge statue.
2. Something likened to a huge statue, as in size or importance: a colossus of bureaucracy.

[Latin, from Greek kolossos.]

colossus

(kəˈlɒsəs)
n, pl -si (-saɪ) or -suses
something very large, esp a statue
[C14: from Latin, from Greek kolossos]

co•los•sus

(kəˈlɒs əs)

n., pl. -los•si (-ˈlɒs aɪ)
-los•sus•es.
1. any statue of gigantic size.
2. anything colossal, gigantic, or very powerful.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kolossós statue, image, presumably < a pre-Hellenic Mediterranean language]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colossus - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerfulcolossus - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
2.colossus - a person of exceptional importance and reputationcolossus - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Translations
kolos
kolosszus

colossus

[kəˈlɒsəs] N (colossi or colossuses (pl)) → coloso m

colossus

n pl <colossi or -es> (= statue)Koloss m; (= person also)Riese m; this colossus of the world of musicdieser Gigant or Titan der Musik

colossus

[kəˈlɒsəs] ncolosso
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Since the early twentieth century this has been identified with the Isle of Coll, which is coil (`hazel-tree') in Middle Irish; there has been speculation that it is the Colosus in Adomnan's Lift of Columba.
42) While the question is far from settled, the difficulties of extracting Gaelic Colla from Latin Colosus were succinctly outlined by W.