noun, plural co·los·si [kuh-los-ahy] /kəˈlɒs aɪ/, co·los·sus·es.
- colossus of rhodes,
- colostomy bag,
Origin of colossus
Examples from the Web for colossi
I'll take you to the tombs of the Kings, and to the Colossi when the sun is setting.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
No time to study the features of the Colossi, or to search for the grave of Major Tidwell.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
Far off rise up from the plain two mighty seated statues, the Colossi, set up by Amenhetep iii.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
There is no place that I know on the earth which has the peculiar, bright, ineffable calm of the plain of these Colossi.The Spell of Egypt|Robert Hichens
It would seem that all the colossi were of stone, especially of280 the harder kinds.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
noun plural -si (-saɪ) or -suses
Word Origin for colossus
"gigantic statue," late 14c., from Latin colossus "a statue larger than life," from Greek kolossos "gigantic statue," of unknown origin, used by Herodotus of giant Egyptian statues, and used by Romans of the bronze Apollo at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Figurative sense of "any thing of awesome greatness or vastness" is from 1794.