Origin of colophon
Definition for colophon (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for colophon
She was a nymph once, they say—the daughter of Idmon the dyer, of Colophon, a city of Lydia.A Book of Myths|Jean Lang
On the return of Mentes, he accompanied him to Colophon, where he became totally blind.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
Gyges takes the city but not the citadel of Colophon; according to Athenæus (p. 256) he concluded a friendly treaty with Colophon.
This Bible, as appears from the colophon, was finished on this day, 1535.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
With the subjugation of Colophon the successes of Alyattes ended.
British Dictionary definitions for colophon
Word Origin for colophon
Word Origin and History for colophon
1774, "publisher's inscription at the end of a book," from Latin colophon, from Greek kolophon "summit, final touch" (see hill).