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- According to Pokorny cognate with κολώνη (kolṓnē) "hill", Latin collis "hill", the sense of "topping, finishing" derives figuratively from the one of "top".
- 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.
- a summit, top, finishing
- a type of playing ball
- (according to Hesychius) jackdaw, daw, grackle
- (according to Hesychius) a type of sea-fish
- (jackdaw): κολοιός (koloiós)
- κολοφών in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- κολοφών in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
- «κολοφών» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
- Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
- LSJ 8th edition