κολοφών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  1. According to Pokorny cognate with κολώνη (kolṓnē) "hill", Latin collis "hill", the sense of "topping, finishing" derives figuratively from the one of "top".
  2. According to Strabο (Geographica 14:1:28), from Κολοφών (Kolophṓn, Colophon) as coming from the belief that the cavalry of Colophon was so excellent, that it always decided the contest.

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Noun[edit]

κολοφών (kolophṓn) (genitive κολοφῶνος) m, third declension

  1. a summit, top, finishing
  2. a type of playing ball
  3. (according to Hesychius) jackdaw, daw, grackle
  4. (according to Hesychius) a type of sea-fish

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References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition