colossæum

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colossæum (plural colossæums)

  1. obsolete spelling of colosseum
    • 1765, Tobias George Smollett, The Works of Tobias Smollett, volume XI, Letter the Thirty‐Second, in page 338:
      The colossæum was built by Vespasian, who employed thirty thousand Jewish slaves in the work; but finished and dedicated by his son Titus, who, on the first day of its being opened, produced fifty thousand wild beasts, which were all killed in the arena.