Colophonian

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Latin Colophōnius (from Colophōn ‎(Colophon)) + English -an[1]

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Colophonian ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Lydian city of Colophon.[1]
    • 1908: Ettore Pais and C. Densmore Curtis [tr.], Ancient Italy: Historical and Geographical Investigations in Central Italy, Magna Graecia, Sicily, and Sardinia, page 72 (The University of Chicago Press)
      We know that the Colophonian poet Xenophanes narrated the history of his native land, and that in a poem of two thousand lines he also set forth the events connected with the foundation of Velia, in which he participated.

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Noun[edit]

Colophonian ‎(plural Colophonians)

  1. (historical) A native or inhabitant of the Lydian city of Colophon.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Colophonian, a.¹” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]