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Colophonian

[kol-uh-foh-nee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a native of Colophon.
  2. the, Antimachus(def 1).
adjective
  1. of or relating to Colophon.

Origin of Colophonian

< Latin colophōni(us) (< Greek; see colophony) + -an
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Historical Examples

  • The forts by which Ephesus protected itself against Colophonian invasion are still to be seen on the hills north of the Caystrus.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6

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  • But Nicander the Colophonian, in his essay on Dialects, says that the carcharias is also called the lamias and the squill.