- a serf in the latter period of the Roman Empire or in the early feudal period.
Origin of colonus
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Examples from the Web for colonus
Here he first taught philosophy; afterwards in the Gardens of Colonus.Concord Days
A. Bronson Alcott
The place to which they had come was in Attica, hear the city of Colonus.A Book of Golden Deeds
Charlotte M. Yonge
After touching the dead Jocasta and his two sons, he passes to exile and rest at Colonus.
A Chorus from Colonus comes to find out who the suppliant is.
He argued that the Roman name was Colonus, which readily was transformed to a Spanish equivalent.