colon

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See also: cólon, còlon, colón, and côlon

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cōlon (a member of a verse of poem), from Ancient Greek κῶλον (kôlon, a member, limb, clause, part of a verse).

Noun[edit]

colon (plural colons or cola)

  1. (grammar) The punctuation mark ":".
    • 2005, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, Penguin Press, page 15:
      A colon tells the reader that what follows is closely related to the preceding clause.
  2. (rare) The triangular colon (especially in context of not being able to type the actual triangular colon).
  3. (rhetoric) A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete.
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Punctuation

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin cōlon (large intestine), from Ancient Greek κόλον (kólon, the large intestine, also food, meat, fodder).

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colon (plural colons or cola)

  1. (anatomy) Part of the large intestine; the final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus
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Etymology 3[edit]

From French colon.

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colon (plural colons)

  1. (obsolete) A husbandman.
  2. A European colonial settler, especially in a French colony.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 28:
      The reaction of the European colons, a mixture of shock and fear, was to demand further draconian measures and to suspend any suggestion of new reforms.

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colon m (plural cólones)

  1. (anatomy) colon (digestive system)

Catalan[edit]

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From Latin colōnus.

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colon m (plural colons)

  1. colonist, settler
  2. farmer during the Roman Empire

Esperanto[edit]

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colon

  1. accusative singular of colo

French[edit]

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colon m (plural colons)

  1. colonist, colonizer
  2. camper (child in a colonie de vacances)
  3. sharecropper in the system of colonat partiaire

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colon m (invariable)

  1. (anatomy) colon

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόλον (kólon).

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cōlon n (genitive cōlī); second declension

  1. the colon; large intestine
  2. colic, a disease of the colon

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek κῶλον (kôlon).

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cōlon n (genitive cōlī); second declension

  1. a member or part of a verse of a poem
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Second declension neuter, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cōlon cōla
genitive cōlī cōlōrum
dative cōlō cōlīs
accusative cōlon cōla
ablative cōlō cōlīs
vocative cōlon cōla
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Spanish[edit]

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colon m (plural cólones)

  1. (anatomy, grammar, rhetoric) colon