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An ancient Greek city of Asia Minor northwest of Ephesus. It was famous for its cavalry.


 (kŏl′ə-fŏn′, -fən)
1. An inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about its publication.
2. A publisher's emblem or trademark placed usually on the spine or the title page of a book.

[Late Latin colophōn, from Greek kolophōn, summit, finishing touch; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈkɒləˌfɒn; -fən)
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a publisher's emblem on a book
2. (Journalism & Publishing) (formerly) an inscription at the end of a book showing the title, printer, date, etc
[C17: via Late Latin, from Greek kolophōn a finishing stroke]


(ˈkɒl əˌfɒn, -fən)

1. a publisher's or printer's distinctive emblem.
2. an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, used esp. in the 15th and 16th centuries, giving its title, author, date, etc.
[1615–25; < Latin < Greek kolophṓn summit, finishing touch]


(ˈkɒl əˌfɒn)

an ancient city in Asia Minor: one of the 12 Ionian cities.
Col`o•pho′ni•an (-ˈfoʊ ni ən) n.


- A crowning or finishing touch, from Greek kolophon, "summit" or "finishing stroke."
See also related terms for summit.


1. an inscription, formerly at the end of a book but now usually on the title page, with information about the book’s publication and production.
2. an ornamental device or printer’s or publisher’s trademark.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colophon - a publisher's emblem printed in a book (usually on the title page)
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.


A name or other device placed on merchandise to signify its ownership or manufacture:


[ˈkɒləfən] Ncolofón m, pie m de imprenta


nKolophon m, → Signet nt
References in periodicals archive ?
Wiison, "Delphacid planthoppers Sogatella kolophon and Delphacodes idonea (Homoptera: Delphacidae): descriptions of immature stages and notes on biology," Annals of the Entomological Society of America, vol.
maidis (n = 3,994), Sogatella kolophon (Kirkaldy) (n = 74), Rotigonalia limbatula (Osborn) (n = 53), Planicephalus flavicosta (Stal) (n = 41), Tagosodes cubanus (Crawford) (n = 41), Pyrophagus tigrinus Remes Lenicov & Varela (n = 36), Balchutha incisa (Matsumura) (n = 32), Agallia albidula Uhler (n = 22), Delphacidae sp.1 (n = 21) and Atanus declivatus Linnavuori (n = 15).