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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
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After reviewing the whole body of manuscripts in general, he discusses access to manuscripts; &lt;/lontar/&gt; and &lt;/gebang/&gt; (&lt;/nipah) or leaf-palm manuscripts; verse forms, verse meters, and their indications; mistakes and scribal errors and how scribes indicated and corrected them; dating and calendars insofar as they are important for dating Indonesian manuscripts; colophons with translations and commentary; and features in manuscripts that may point to time, ownership, and place of production.
As with the title page, if the colophons in exemplars of the "same" edition have differences in layout, date, or other details, we distinguish these exemplars as copies of variant editions.
Sometimes the colophons record the day-to-day life of a scribe - whether they were cold, if they were enjoying themselves - and this records how the monks who wrote the original version of the "Book of Psalms" in 1087 "for one year and five months, day and night without pause work[ed] with the brotherhood of this monastery, because we have not seen this [i.
Additional colophons, added at later dates, continued the dramatic story.
The author is to be commended for paying an unusual attention to reception, and for having discussed and contextualized the manuscripts' colophons, which often contain fascinating and important pieces of historical evidence.
Yes, the word "brand" comes to us from the Germanic root for burning, and the figurative leap from scorching proprietary designs into cowflesh to the trademarks and colophons of goods purveyors is, by linguistic standards, relatively short.
The inconsistencies associated with the application and distribution of secrecy labels and Geheimwissen colophons prompt Lenzi to investigate the entire collection anew, this time elis ana saplis, intentionally turning the question "why don't all texts containing secret knowledge text categories contain Geheimwissen colophons?
Not directed at scholars alone, the format of this British Library publication encourages a non- specialist readership as well, and its attractive layout incorporates 116 figures showing title pages, colophons, and other pages from printed books, many in color and most from the British Library collection.
This bifolium comes from an exceptionally well-documented Qur'an manuscript, of which the colophons are held in the Raqqada National Museum of Islamic Art in Tunisia.
Together, they examine what sort of information might be gleaned from medieval colophons, what the colophon was designed to do from the point of view of its writers, and, in chapter five, what the overall goal of scribal activity was thought to be by those who practiced it.
In Song ershi mingjia tiba huibian [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Anthology of colophons by twenty famous writers of the Song].