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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cōlon (a member of a verse of poem), from Ancient Greek κῶλον (kôlon, a member, limb, clause, part of a verse).

NounEdit

colon (plural colons or cola)

  1. The punctuation mark ":".
    • 2005, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, Penguin Press, page 15:
      A colon tells the reader that what follows is closely related to the preceding clause.
  2. (rare) The triangular colon (especially in context of not being able to type the actual triangular colon).
  3. (rhetoric) A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin cōlon (large intestine), from Ancient Greek κόλον (kólon, the large intestine, also food, meat, fodder).

NounEdit

colon (plural colons or cola)

  1. (anatomy) Part of the large intestine; the final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus
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Etymology 3Edit

From French colon.

NounEdit

colon (plural colons)

  1. (obsolete) A husbandman.
  2. A European colonial settler, especially in a French colony.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 28:
      The reaction of the European colons, a mixture of shock and fear, was to demand further draconian measures and to suspend any suggestion of new reforms.

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AsturianEdit

NounEdit

colon m (plural cólones)

  1. (anatomy) colon (digestive system)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin colōnus.

NounEdit

colon m (plural colons)

  1. colonist, settler
  2. farmer during the Roman Empire

EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

colon

  1. accusative singular of colo

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin colōnus.

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colon m (plural colons)

  1. colonist, colonizer
    • Laurent Lamoine, Le Pouvoir locale en Gaule romaine, 2009, 240.
      Sous les auspices du dictateur A. Cornelius Cossus, les Romains viennent de remporter une victoire sur leurs voisins Volsques, Latins et Herniques, associés aux colons romains en rébellion de Circéi et Vélitrae.
  2. camper (child in a colonie de vacances)
    • José Casatéjada, Via Compostela: Des Monts du Velay à la Costa da Morte, 2015, 243.
      Une fois encore, ils me ramènant à mon enfance, aux colonies de vacances. Aves les autres petits colons, mes frères et moi trottions sur les chemins de traverse pour aller jouer dans les près ou à la rivière.
  3. sharecropper in the system of colonat partiaire

Etymology 2Edit

See côlon.

NounEdit

colon

  1. Misspelling of côlon.

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Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek κόλον (kólon).

NounEdit

colon n (genitive colī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) The colon; large intestine
  2. colic, a disease of the colon
InflectionEdit

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative colon cola
genitive colī colōrum
dative colō colīs
accusative colon cola
ablative colō colīs
vocative colon cola

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek κῶλον (kôlon).

NounEdit

cōlon n (genitive cōlī); second declension

  1. a member or part of a verse of a poem
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InflectionEdit

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōlon cōla
genitive cōlī cōlōrum
dative cōlō cōlīs
accusative cōlon cōla
ablative cōlō cōlīs
vocative cōlon cōla
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NounEdit

colon m (plural cólones)

  1. (anatomy, grammar, rhetoric) colon